Key book for the Victorian era interior designer, this classic text was hugely important to taste, design and purchasing for the home during the late Nineteenth Century. Eastlake discusses and illustrates kitchen design, flooring, tiles, wallpaper, stencilling, furniture and almost every aspect of house interiors in the period. Eastlake was a primary authority on acceptable taste, on the correct, attractive and efficient dressing of a home in all aspects of mid-19th-century interior design. Originally published in 1868, the book has over 100 black and white illustrations showing design, pattern and styles.
Featuring discussions of furniture at Knole House in Sevenoaks, Kent, Medieval metalwork, Majolica, crockery, ornamental ware, blown and cut-glass, the gothic revival of the time, marquetry, mirrors and hundreds more elements of design, this is a classic handbook.