Studio: international art — 42.1908

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The Chardin-Fragonard Exhibition

and first floors is entirely in oak, left quite clean The dining-room has a heavy oak-beamed ceiling,
from the plane, without stain, varnish, or polish. which was required to strengthen the drawing-room

The library (which was the billiard room) has floor. The tiles round the grate are white,
a new stone window, overlooking the Chelsea with 2-in. vertical bands of primrose yellow, with
" Physick " Garden, fitted with gunmetal casements, thin black edges. All the furniture is oak, the
and its ceiling has been lowered to increase the chairs having orange leather seats. The sideboard
restful proportions of the room. The massive oak in the hall is constructed to contain the spare
beams are blackleaded, and the plaster is all dis- leaves of the dining-room table. The electric
tempered white down to the oak bookcases. pendants in the dining - room and a few others

The principal staircase is oak from top to bottom, were designed by Mr. C. R. Ashbee. The general
and on the last newel post at the top is placed a contractors were Messrs. F. Miintzer and Son.
figure of a young nymph, by J. W. Rawlins. On

one wall, to light the subsidiary stairs, is a large rpHE CHARDIN-FRAGONARD
circular window fitted with Messrs. Chance & Co.'s I EXHIBITION IN PARIS. BY
Norman glass, with which all the screens in the hall HENRI FRANTZ

are glazed. Each floor is provided with bathroom m.

and housemaid's closet, and all the painted wood is So far as Paris, at least, is concerned, the year
white enamel, and deep white friezes contribute to 1907 would seem to have been rich in spurious
the light by their reflection.

The drawing - room is
L-shaped, one arm being
treated with oak 6 ft. 6 ins.
high, with plaster barrel
ceiling above, and the
other section is lined with
Westmoreland green slate
unpolished, and twelve
water-colour drawings, re-
presenting the months, by
Hartrick), are let into the
slate and held in position by
small silver moulded strips.
Above the slate all is white.
In the oak portion all the
furniture is oak, and the
mosaic round the fireplace
is gold.

Mrs. Horniman's bed-
room on the second floor
is fitted and lined with oak.
The bedstead, jewel-safe,
writing - table, wardrobe,
and all the usual bedroom
equipment are fixed and
fitted in to utilise every inch
of space, and at the side of
the bed the cabinets are
fitted with sliding shelves,
to bring the morning tea-
tray over the bed. Mr.
Horniman's dressing-room
is fitted in the same manner ,, .,


with oak furniture. ( The property of H.I.M. The German Emperor)

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