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 variety in furnishings and lines its improvement within the New World.
A lot of unique rules for inventive humans and woodworkers
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Geo rge W ashin gt on , w ho h ad ac q u ire d hi s es t at e a t M ount V e rn on in 17 54, ove rsaw it s fir st enl arg em ent in 1757- 59, yea rs w he n he rem odel ed th e West Parlor, probabl y de sign has been faithfully co pied fro m Swa n's Pl at e L, but in a modest scale an d by a heavy and so mew ha t labored han d . As Lund Washin gton , a co usin w ho was supe ri n tending th e work at M ount Vern on for th e ge ne ra l, ca n d id ly w ro te to him : " I think yo u never intended suc h a o ne and m us t h ave b een mi st ak en in th e lo ok o f th e d r au ght o f th e ch im ney pie ce.
M an y o f th e m aj or h ou ses from th at tim e survive. O f so me fourteen erec ted in th e deca de fro m '765 to 177 5, the firs t to p ar ad e ro co co o rn ame n t was th e reside nce J am es B ri ce built o n a lot he inher it ed in 1766. Co nstructio n o f th e sta tely bri ck building was begun in 1767 and too k five yea rs to co m plete. The inte rio rs arc rem ark ab le for their size , the ir m assi ve, ca rved full en tab larures. an d th eir rococo chi m neyp ieces. Thou gh m ore th an one carver 's hand is appa re n t, the prin cip al artisan was clearl y th e o th erw ise unk nown William Bampton, whom Bri ce, in his journal for M ar ch 1770 , credit ed with £40 -0- 1 for " fi n is hi n g large st R o om in m y H ou se th e C ar p en ters and Join ers work & carvi ng C h im ney Pie ce .
American rococo, 1750-1775: elegance in ornament by Morrison H. Heckscher