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The Repository of arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions and politics (1814) (14796226993)


The Repository of arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions and politics (1814) (14796226993)



Identifier: repositoryofarts1114acke (find matches)
Title: The Repository of arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions and politics
Year: 1809 (1800s)
Authors: Ackermann, Rudolph, 1764-1834
Subjects: Fashion Art, Decorative
Publisher: London : Published by R. Ackermann ... Sherwood & Co. and Walker & Co. ... and Simpkin & Marshall ...
Contributing Library: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation

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re winter. The soilingspecies, upon the warm soils, havea corresponding appearance withthose upon the cold; both havealike suffered from the severity ofthe winter. The ever-greens, thelaurels, and laurustinus, have suf-fered more thaj! in any precedingseason in recollection. The Scotchand spruce firs have their branchesbent and broken more from thepressure of the snow than has beenbefore noticed in this climate.What effect it has had upon thefruit-bearing trees, remains to beobserved next autumn. : Plate 23.—FASHIONABLE FURNITURE. We know that a people become jlenlightened by the cultivation ofthe arts, and that they becomegreat in the progress of that culti-vation. That a just knowledge ofthe useful and a correct taste forthe ornamental so hand in hand with this general improvement, thedullest observer may be satisfiedby looking around him. We nowacknowledge, that it is alone thepencil of the artist which can tracethe universal hieroglyphic; under-stood alike by all, his enthusiasm
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FRAGMENTS AND ANF.eix.» 237 :.• nicates its If to all alike,and prep •■• tiiin i for, eultiva- ti m. \ national improvement isthus produced by the arts, and thearts an mi..ported in their respec-I .1 calls which the ink-ing public taste makes tor theiras istance; they are inseparable intheir progress, and mutually de-pend Dii each other for support. Inthe construction of the domesticfurniture of our dwellings we seeand feel the benefit of all this. To the credit of our higher classeswho encourage, and of our manu-facturing artists who produce, wenow universally quit the overcharg-ed magnificence of former ages,and seek the purer models of sim-plicity and tasteful ornament inevery article of daily call. The table and chair which arethe subject of the pr< •nt engrav-ing, are peculiarly of the descrip-tion of improvement of which weare speaking. They exhibit a ju-dicious combination of eleganceand usefulness, do great credit to the artists who designed and exe-cuted them, and





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