Studio: international art — 9.1897

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The Arts and Crafts

good that his influence,
which tends to simplicity
and severity, should be made
very prominent at a time
that sees, especially in
France and Germany, a
tendency to be bizarre at
any cost.

His mantelpiece (page
195) in the centre of the
south gallery is absolutely
devoidofornament. Except-
ing some relief decoration
on the brass grate by T.
Elsley, there is not an inch
of pattern of any kind. The
proportions of the white
painted woodwork are ex-
quisitely delicate, and with
the eau-de-nil tiles which
surround the grate itself,
make up a most dainty har-
mony. The only thing that
suggests a doubt is a slight
sense of structural weakness
in the four thin shafts which

Or

WALL-PAPER DESIGNED BY C. F.
A. VOYSEY
EXECUTED BY MESSRS.
ESSEX AND CO.

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to the pillars, which cer-
tainly make you wish that
the posts themselves had
been tied to the main struc-
^ ture °y cross-beams. But

this defect, if it be one, is
only of the imagination,
^> for the stability of the man-
telpiece is undoubted.

A clock-case already il-
lustrated in The Studio,
is seen here with a new
face, whereon the ordinary
numerals are replaced by
symbols. Close study
shows them to be letters
making the words Tempus
fugit. As the position
of the hands is the only
thing we really look at to
discover the time of day, it
is quite open to replace

' GREEN PASTURES" CARPET, DESIGNED BY C. F. A. VOYSEY

EXECUTED BY MESSRS. TOMKINSON AND ADAM.

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