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'Rustic Adornments for Homes of Taste: and recreations for town folk in the study and imitation of nature', a book by Shirley Hibberd, published by Groombridge & Sons, London, 1856.
Object type: book
Object number: 49/2006

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Detailed Description: +/-

Title/Model: Rustic Adornments for Homes of Taste: and recreations for town folk in the study and imitation of nature (publication title)
Physical Description:
Embossed and gilded green leather cover, with gilt edged pages.
Materials & technique: printed paper
Dimensions: Height 18.7cm
Width 13cm
Depth 2.8cm

History: +/-

Date: 1856 (published)
Period: Victorian (1837-1901)
Artist/Maker Names: Shirley Hibberd (author)
Artist/Maker Names: Groombridge and Sons (publisher)
Place: London, England (published)
Display Labels:
Label text for 'What a room should be' case, Information Bay 5, Geffrye Museum, 2010:
‘Rustic Adornments for homes of Taste and recreations
for Town Folk, in the Study and Imitation of Nature’
by Shirley Hibberd, 1856
Rustic Adornments contained ideas for creating ‘living’ decorations in the home, from arrangements of flowers and plants to fern cases and aquatic ornaments such as fishtanks. This was a very different approach to that advocated by the generation of advice manuals which began to succeed it the following decade, and Hibberd’s ‘adornments’ must soon have begun to seem outdated.

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