Xstyle In Furniture

was left totally destitute of those attributes of tru^kegance and beauty, which, though secondary, are yet of suCTmnport-ance to the extension of our national pleasures"—and so forth for many pages. To remedy this, he endeavoured to transplant the severe refinement of the old Greek and Roman palaces at their best into the English home, and, as a natural result, he failed utterly and completely in his attempt. Some few—very few—of his simpler designs for chairs did " live" for a time, but the vast majority were either too costly in execution to gain popularity, or were altogether out of keeping with our national ideas of domestic comfort. We must admit, however, that the taste displayed throughout the work is of a very high order.

There are other books which might be mentioned, did space permit, but they are not of importance, and those named constitute as exhaustive a list as one need desire.

Plate 66

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