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Image from page 494 of "American homes and gardens" (1905)

Identifier: americanhomesga101913newy

Title: American homes and gardens

Year: 1905 (1900s)

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Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening

Publisher: New York : Munn and Co

Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries

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Mr. Otis of ancient Dutch The living-room, showing entrance to the dining-room on esting House is the Japanese tearoom. The walls of this some four posterroom were left rough, with hemlock studding,himself covered thespaces between thestudding with bur-lap, and then,over the burlap hestretched antiqueJapanese grass cloth,beautifully decoratedby hand with the ex-quisite forms andcolors which only theJapanese artistsseem to fully under-stand. There are twoother treasures i nthis room. A won-derful window pur-chased in Antwerp,from a house said tohave been the homeof the great artistPeter Paul Rubens,and a piece of Chi-nese embroiderythree feet by six,which was takenfrom a Chinesetemple, and whichglows with wonder-ful rich old colors inelaborate designs. Of the down stairsbedrooms, theowners room is thefinest, with its hand- The Rubens window in the tearoom the right bed and a marquetry,

 

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really wonderful writing deskthough the other, called theDutch room is verylovely, too. It haspainted furniture,from Holland,showing quaintDutch scenes andmaidens with redcheeks and woodenshoes, and has somefine old Delft pot-tery. Mr. Otis, anenthusiast for allbeauty, has a par-ticular love for fineold pottery andchina, as this Delft,and the fine collec-tion of Staffordshirechina in the dining-room, will show. Of course, Mr. Otisadded a porch. Whatis home to-day with-out a big veranda?And the garden thathe dreamed of cameinto being, too, andstretches now in frontof the house, downto the water, so thatone looks out at theSound across a massof old time flowers. And so TheHomestead had re-newed its youth. A 288 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS August, 1913

  

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