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Studio: international art — 28.1903

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The Arts and Crafts Exhibition

somewhat in shadow, are by Mr. W. Bainbridge
Reynolds. There is also a very pleasant little
chimney-piece and grate, in mahogany and brass,
by Mr. G. LI. Morris, which arrests attention
chiefly by the novel treatment of the over-mantel.
This is concave in shape, causing the shelf to be
wide in the middle and narrow at each end—an
effect difficult to reproduce in a photograph, but
giving a strongly individual character to the design.
Its practical advantage is that it allows for a larger
clock or other centre-piece than usually goes with
a mantel of these proportions, but on the other
hand it gives
an uneasy feel-
ing of having
reversed the
natural con-
tour of the
chimney. The
brass, though
a little lavish
in quantity, is
admirably
simple in treat-
ment, consist-
ing of a well-
shaped hood
and cheeks,
the latter re-
lieved by two
circular de-
corations
showing a
background
of red leather

vase by e. galle through a

pierced de-
sign. The use

work produced under his superintendence is 0f leather so
worthy, in the richness of its material, the sym- near ^ iieat
metry of its form and delicacy of its ornamenta- of the fire may
tion, to rank with the most perfect examples of be 0pen t0
applied art of the day, such as a jewel set by question, but
Lalique, or a statuette by Dampt. it should not

be difficult to

THE ARTS AND CRAFTS EX- substitute
HIBITION AT THE NEW tiles. The
GALLERY. SECOND NOTICE. work as a
whole has a

The structure of the New Gallery makes it diffi- coherence
cult to do justice to all the exhibits in the matter and charm
of position and light. Consequently some of the worthy of the
most interesting are to be found in odd corners of growing re-

the Central Hall. Two massive metal fireplaces, pute of this glass by r. anning bell

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