Court of the Faerie Queene; they issue from a castle
which is on one side of the room, and, riding round,
come to the sylvan glade, and do her homage ; on
their chargers they show light against dark masses
of foliage, and this again contrasts with the vertical
lines of the tree trunks below.
The ceiling is shown (page 39) powdered over with
small stencils, half a dozen or so, of varied diaper
fig. 4.—stencil design for panels
and flower-form patterns. An alternative would be
to powder the ceiling all over with stencils, and
to paint over the fireplace a panel such as that
shown as headpiece to this article, leaving the
srest of the frieze plain, but papering it with a white
fig. 5.—details of alternative design (see fig. 3)
lining paper ; this plain zone round the room would
give a value to the work above and below it.
The sketch given here (Fig. 3) shows in outline a
stencil scheme applied to panelling; in execution,
those portions of the ground shown hatched would
be varied slightly in colour.
The details of the pattern given in that sketch
are shown in Fig. 5.
For those who believe, like the craftsmen of old,
that experience gradually teaches how best to use
material and therefore makes the work uncon-
sciously" artistic, what better experience than to try
to decorate a commonplace room ?
C. H. E. Quennell.
SOME RECENT BOOKBIND-
INGS BY T. J. COBDEN-SAN-
DERSON AND MISS E. M. MAC-
If one regarded the many volumes on the art
of bookbinding lately published as indications of
the real feeling of amateurs towards the books