Illustrated History of Furniture: From the Earliest to the Present Time

Truslove, Hanson & Comba, 1899 - 272 sidor

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Sida 30 - And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night because the sun was set ; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
Sida 2 - And when these days were expired, the king made a feast unto all the people that were present in Shushan the palace, both unto great and small, seven days, in the court of the garden of the king's palace; where were white, green, and blue hangings, fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and pillars of marble: the beds were of gold and silver, upon a pavement of red, and blue, and white, and black, marble.
Sida 103 - Baretti ; while Mackintosh turned over Thomas Aquinas to verify a quotation; while Talleyrand related his conversations with Barras at the Luxembourg, or his ride with Lannes over the field of Austerlitz. They will remember, above all, the grace, and the kindness, far more admirable than grace, with which the princely hospitality of that ancient mansion was dispensed.
Sida 186 - CABINET-MAKER AND UPHOLSTERER'S GUIDE; or. Repository of Designs for every article of Household Furniture in the newest and most approved taste.
Sida 265 - And the king made of the almug trees pillars for the house of the LORD, and for the king's house, harps also and psalteries for singers: there came no such almug trees, nor were seen unto this day.
Sida 217 - Arts of this country in con" nexion with the re-building of the New Houses of Parliament ;" and in a Report, issued shortly after, they stated " that it was the " unanimous opinion of very distinguished professors and admirers " of Art, that so important and national a work as the erection of " the two Houses of Parliament, affords an opportunity which ought " not to be neglected of encouraging, not only the higher, but every " subordinate branch of Art in this country...
Sida 265 - And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices very great store, and precious stones : there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon. And the navy, also, of Hiram that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of almug trees and precious stones.
Sida 20 - Rising with her tiara of proud towers At airy distance, with majestic motion, A ruler of the waters and their powers : And such she was ; — her daughters had their dowers From spoils of nations, and the exhaustless East Poured in her lap all gems in sparkling showers.
Sida 2 - Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.
Sida 68 - Contemporaneously with decorative woodwork of Moorish design there was also a great deal of carving, and of furniture made, after designs brought from Italy and the North of Europe ; and Mr. JH Pollen, quoting a trustworthy Spanish writer, Senor JF Riano, says : — " The brilliant epoch of sculpture (in wood) belongs to the sixteenth century, and was due to the great impulse it received from the works of Berruguete and Felipe de Horgonu.

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