Download e-book for iPad: 200 Victorian Fretwork Designs: Borders, Panels, Medallions by A. Sanguineti

By A. Sanguineti

ISBN-10: 0486453421

ISBN-13: 9780486453422

A frequent ornamental aspect that is came upon either inside and out of Victorian houses, fretwork delights the attention with its sleek interlaced designs. This classic sourcebook, reproduced from an extraordinary version, presents brand new photograph designers and craftworkers with complex plates of real styles, together with scrollwork, finials, banisters, interlaced vines, foral carvings and plenty of different dependent fretwork designs. they're ideal for lending a old fashioned contact to numerous print and crafting projects.

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