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Plantation Seat


This design is adapted to such parts of a plantation near the house as are carefully decorated; it is a low sheltered seat, in which proportion and decoration have been studied, for the purpose of introducing more valuable materials and workman- ship than are usually applied to similar designs. The pillars are meant to be of bronze; marble may be introduced and sculptured to form the back, and also for the pedestals and plinths. The covering, composed of reeds, would be rendered waterproof by a suitable composition or cement. The underside, forming an arched cieling, may be ornamented by small enriched compartments and central flowers, delicately coloured and relieved in gold; and several portions of the other ornamental decorations may be lightly gilded also.

Plantation Seat

The vases at the extremities would be of marble, and contrived to receive pots of flowers; from the centre of which a copper rod is placed to support a beautiful and appropriate climbing plant, which would realize the effect represented in the design.

This seat would be particularly rich and unique so made; but if merely constructed in the usual manner, it is evident that it must be pleasing, and allow an efficient shelter from sun and rain.




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