Thursday, December 5, 2013

An Elegant Girandole for December 1821

Thursday, December 5, 2013
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Loretta reports:

Though I may not go into detail about the furnishings in a given scene in one of my stories, it's always helpful to have images.  What, exactly, might be reflected in the pier glass?  What's holding the candles?  A sconce?  A chandelier?  A simple candlestick?  Here's one pretty example of the latest thing in glass-making (according to its creators, at any rate).  The illustration and description are from Ackermann's Repository for December 1821.

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Nerdy History persons curious about the "Memoirs" mentioned in the description may wish to peruse a later edition of Mr. Aplsey Pellat, Jr.'s book on glass-making, complete with color  illustrations.


Deana Sidney said...

My ex inherited 5 pairs of girandoles. I just loved them. They were tiered sparkly wonders that became even more magical when the candles were lit. Such a great way to get light.

I think it always makes reading better when you can picture the room and its furniture in your mind as you read. It brings you into the scene, doesn't it.

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