The Small House, Its Possibilities

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Page 92 - ... underneath his stool, and winking on the sly to Sprouts, told him in confidence that he hoped the ladies wouldn't take it amiss, but he'd brought up his can, with some of the best Irish fruit he could get, for their acceptance. " Oh, Tom !" said Bessy, as the Dutch clock pointed to twenty minutes to three and struck eleven — the combination signifying that it was eight precisely, after the dissolute manner of Dutch clocks in general.
Page 102 - Of course there are exceptions to this rule, as to every other ; but this is a very well-known and common state of things.
Page 195 - ... deliver, indicates. In Europe such pieces were called dressoirs. Cupboards abound in colonial inventories, under various names — "small cupboard," "great cupboard," " press cupboard," " wainscot cupboard," "court cupboard," "livery cupboard," "hanging cupboard," " sideboard cupboard." The cupboard formed an important part of the furniture owned by men of wealth and position in the colonies. These cupboards were generally of oak, but those made in this country have the backs and bottoms of the...
Page 130 - Previous to this, looking glasses were manufactured in large numbers in this country, and from 1780 to 1790 the famous "Constitution
Page 130 - During the earlier part of the Georgian period the revival of the Queen Anne mirror began, and by 1800 the lines of this model were much in evidence.

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