New York: Henry Holt & Co, 1986. Fourth printing. Original Red Cloth. Quarto, pp. x, 257, indexed, glossary, bibliography, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Near Fine in Fine DJ. Item #20470
This authoritative look at the way American Victorian houses were decorated during the 19th century will show you how your Victorian house got the way it is, as well as how you can make it look the way it once did. This book draws upon the same sources that the original homeowners used: the 19th century critics and architects who created the design standards of the Victorian era. All the essential elements of interior design are covered: floors and floor coverings, ceilings, woodwork, window treatments and draperies, paints, walls, and wallpapers. From the Old House Journal reference library.