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.
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.