By Shayne Rivers
Книга Conservation of furnishings Conservation of FurnitureКниги Строительство Автор: Shayne Rivers, Nick Umney Год издания: 2003 Формат: pdf Издат.:Butterworth-Heinemann Страниц: 840 Размер: 40,1 MB ISBN: 0750609583 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:This ebook is a finished source overlaying the foundations and perform of the conservation and recovery of furnishings, and different ornamental paintings items made completely or in part of wooden.
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7). 7 Examples of carving styles: (a) gothic; (b) strapwork; (c) Renaissance (a) (b) (c) 12 Conservation of Furniture these included the so-called ‘Romayne panels’, which were carved profile heads set in medallions; Gothic curved rib panels; tracery designs and Grotesque ornament. These were mostly achieved by shallow chip-carving using a chisel and gouge. Later in the century the Mannerist strapwork, an intricate arabesque or geometric ornament, carved in low relief, was used on flat panels, along with developments of the grotesque which encouraged virtuoso work in the form of carving ‘in the round’ for table and buffet supports.
There was a rise in the taste for Oriental objects, and a further increase in the desire for comfort. Pieces were scaled to fit the smaller rooms in the newer townhouses and there was generally a lighter touch to furniture designs. The period was one of success in economic and political terms and this was reflected in a demand for more and better furniture. To satisfy this demand a number of new or improved items of furniture came into the repertoire of the furnisher. These included: clocks with long cases; easy chairs with high backs and wings (at the end of the period); chests of drawers; chests on stands; cabinets on stands; bureaux; scrutoires; card tables; daybeds; chandeliers and sconces; girandoles; looking glasses; hanging corner-cupboards; dressers.
It was during Elizabeth I’s reign (1558–1603) that the Mannerist style manifested itself in England with a vigour appropriate to the times. Functional types The range of furniture types was influenced by the decline of the hall as the most important room, and the rise of a variety of other rooms for private use. The distinction between furniture and fittings was also more marked as a greater variety of moveable furniture was made to accommodate the demands of the new and more stable society. In England the trestle table was now longer, and made with a fixed top using a panelled construction and a fixed underframe.