American rococo, 1750-1775: elegance in ornament by Morrison H. Heckscher

By Morrison H. Heckscher

Историческая хроника развития стиля Рококо в мебели и разнообразных предметах, и следы его развития в Новом Свете. Множество оригинальных идей для творческих людей и любителей деревообработки.
Chronicles the origins of the Rococo kind in furnishings and strains its improvement within the New World.
A lot of unique rules for artistic humans and woodworkers

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B y that tim e, the D earin g s ' st yl e h ad ev o lv ed into a distin ctive rendition of chi m ne y piec e de si gns from Swan : lar ge in scale, with bold carv in g in hi gh reli ef, but with the tru ss es flatten ed out to crea te a vi gorous abstract patt ern ex clus ive to Portsmouth. """~,, ,:"""""" " .. , , """"" FIGU RE 8. Parlor chimnevpiece, 1783-85, the John Langdon house, Portsmouth 21 New York In th e va lley of th e Hudson , up to Alba ny, th er e rem ains but a h andful o f exa m p les of rococo a rc h itec t u ra l o rn a me n t , on ly thr ee of wh ich a re int act in th eir orig ina l st r uc t ures.

FI G U R E 17 . 1 0 IS. EII(r,lIl CC lial], Whiteh all. 1 7 (,~-(, Y Bu ckl and desi gned an eleg an t bri ck house with symm etrical w ings . Th e ri chl y carve d ch im ney p ieces an d the door an d w indow fram es o f th e fir st-floor int eri or s. much in th e m anne r o f th e Llo yd h ou se dinin g ro om . ha ve also be en attribut ed to Th om as Hall. 3~ A fe w m ile s o u t side Ann ap olis , o n th e b ank s of the Se v ern, is Whiteh all , a villa built b y Mar yland' s co lo n ia l go ve rno r, H orati o Sh arpe ( 1718- 1790).

Photogra ph. ca. 1<)10 22 sica l o rder (engaged Ioni c co lu m ns 'on that o f th e fir st floor , D o ric pil ast er s o n th at of th e second). The m antel s ar e go ne, b ut th e o vc r m antcl s ha ve m old ed fr am es flanked b y nearl y id enti cal t ru sses from w h ic h eme rge lu xuri ant ga rlan ds o f fruit and flo w er s. "? T he o ve r ma n tel o f th e fir st-fl o or room ( FI G . 9) h as a h e a v y b rok en- scr oll pediment a n d a tablet d ispl ayin g a head of Di an a th e huntress; th at o f th e secondfloo r room has an o pe n pedim ent w ith a fini al o f three clustered fea t he rs and a ro caill e-car vcd fri eze belo w .

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