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Cover of: Home furnishing | Hunter, George Leland
About the Book

This book's subtitle is Facts and figures about furniture, carpets and rugs, lamps and lighting fixtures, wall papers, window shades and draperies, tapestries

It's an illuminating look into early twentieth-century middle- and upper-class interiors, with a couple of surprises.


As the dining-room does not need to be lighted brilliantly, darker colors in wall paper as well as draperies are often preferable.
Page 186, added by Katharine Hadow. "This is what I expected to find in the book."
When the wind blows hard, the movement of the air is accelerated. It forces air in on the windward side of the house, and pumps it out on the leeward side. It directs the course of and vastly increases the drafts due to difference of temperature. That is why furnace and hot-air systems of heating are apt to be inefficient when most needed. The heated air never gets near the windward side of the house. As fast as it comes out of the register it is blown and pumped the way the wind is blowing, and too often the drafts are so strong that it cannot even reach the mouths of the register in the room on the windward side of the house.
Page 118-119, added by Katharine Hadow. "I was surprised to find this analysis of heating and ventilation in a book about furniture."
If a man is furnishing his own room he cannot do better than to spend from $60 to $150 on a man's chiffonier or bachelor's wardrobe, with special compartments for hats, ties, gloves, shirts, suits, etc. It will not only save him time and worry, but will help keep his attire in fine condition. The corresponding extravagance for a bachelor maid would of course be a cheval glass.
Page 130, added by Katharine Hadow.


Dewey 645

3 editions First published in 1913

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Cover of: Home furnishing
1913, J. Lane
Home furnishing
Cover of: Home furnishing
1913, John Lane Co. [etc.]
Home furnishing
in English
Cover of: Home furnishing
1913, John Lane Company
Home furnishing
in English


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