Antiques from the Victorian home
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Publisher: Batsford 1973/1989
This delightful and informative book considers the furniture and decorative objects in a Victorian home, not as they appear now in museums and antique shops, but in their original setting. The book is divided into sections, each covering a typical Victorian room, such as the hall, the dining room, the drawing room, the nursery and the library. Further sections discuss popular crafts of the period, including parlour pastimes, travel souvenirs and cottage art in all its forms. The book is a useful reference work, including information on everything from door knockers and umbrella stands to footstools, fans, shaving mugs and pictures.