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Poughkeepsie To Albany
Leaving Poughkeepsie by way of Washington St., we pass under the eastern approaches of the great Hudson river bridge and by numerous residential estates.
New York To The Berkshire, Vermont, And Montreal
The route follows State Highways throughout its course. In New York this is generally macadam, with the white fences characteristic of State Highways and frequent sign posts erected by the Highway Commission making the route clear.
New York To Pittsfield
The route leads northward through the pleasant hills of Westchester and Kensico, a region undergoing great topographical change owing to the tremendous excavations that are being made for great reservoirs which in conjunction with the Catskill Reservoir system are to furnish New York with a greatly increased water supply.
Pittsfield To Williamstown
This route follows the State Highway,' clearly marked, as far as North Adams, by blue bands on telegraph poles and fence posts. From North Adams to Williamstown it follows the east and west Highway, similarly marked with red bands.
Williamstown To Manchester
This route through Bennington to Manchester offers scenic attractions of the first order. From Williamstown the Massachusetts State Highway is clearly indicated by blue markers to the State Line.
Manchester To Rutland
The route leaves Manchester by the right fork at the Library, and the middle road at Manchester Center (0.5), leaving the Mettawee valley on the left. The road follows the Rutland R.R. across the town line and through the hamlets of East and North Dorset.
Burlington To Montreal
This route traverses the islands at the head of Lake Champlain and leads through a sparsely settled country to Montreal. The road is good gravel to the Canadian line, and the macadam of the King Edward Highway from there on.
Norwalk To Torrington
This route follows the valley of the Norwalk river north-ward to Branchville, thence crosses the hills to Danbury, whence it follows the valley of Still River into the Housatonic valley at New Milford.
Stratford To Winsted Via Waterbury And Torrington
This route follows the course of the lower Housatonic to Derby and thence the valley of the Naugatuck river northward. Both the Housatonic and the Naugatuck rivers have worn deep gorges which offer scenic attractions.
Salisbury To Hartford
his route through the Litchfield Hills and the northwestern portion of Connecticut offers much in scenic attractions and forms an important link in the entrances to New England from New York State. It is a continuation of the New York Highway from Poughkeepsie.
The Lower Housatonic Valley From Derby To Canaan
The Housatonic valley through this portion of its course has worn a deep trough in the hard crystalline rocks. It is what the geologists call a deeply trenched valley, which has been worn to a depth of approximately 500 feet below the surrounding flat-topped hills.
Furniture - The Brothers Adam
The Brothers Adam appear to have combined in them-selves the work of building speculators, architects, and designers of furniture. They were also mixed up with designs for house furnishings, including textiles.
Furniture - Robert Adam's Career
Robert Adam was born at Kirkcaldy on 3rd July 1728. He was educated at Edinburgh University, and seems to have possessed an attractive personality, for he was on friendly terms with such noted men as David Hume, Dr William Robertson, Adam Ferguson, and others.
Adam's Architectural Influence
The influence upon furniture exerted by the Brothers Adam came through their architectural works and the fame they won as designers and decorators.
Adams Furniture - The Style And Its Motif
To realise the true style founded by Robert Adam, it is advisable to examine carefully examples of that style to be seen in museums and private collections. Most of his furniture was made of mahogany, carved and sometimes gilded in French style.
The Chippendale Style
Hence it is that the style known to - day as Chippendale was the result of gradual although rapid development, and there are traces of what are now regarded as the characteristics of Chippendale noticeable in some of the earlier works of other makers.
The Chippendales - Furniture
For close upon a century the family of Chippendale exercised an influence on the furniture trade of this country in a marked degree, and the products of the Chippendales' workshops were looked upon as priceless treasures.
Chippendale - Furniture Of The Period
The advanced connoisseur is apt to become somewhat narrow in his views, in that as he gradually discards first one piece and then another in favour of finer specimens he loses interest in the pieces that delight a less advanced collector.
Chippendale - Materials Used
It should be noted that the finest old Spanish mahogany used in the later portion of the Chippendale period came from Cuba. The San Domingo curl and finely-figured mahogany was seldom used before 1775.
From Chippendale's Workshop
It would be very interesting indeed to trace the different hands through which genuine specimens of Chippendale furniture have passed.
Chippendale's Early Work
When the founder of the firm of Chippendale came to London with his son, and in the still earlier days when he worked in Worcester, and taught the carver's art to Thomas Chippendale, who was destined to become a great power in the furniture trade.
Chippendale - The Characteristics Of The Style
As it has been seen in the preceding paragraph, Chippendale's designs were suggestive, rather than drawn to scale or given in detail for the cabinet-maker to work to.
Chippendale - Chairs, Settees, And Tables
Thomas Chippendale was familiar with the craft, and as a wood-carver under-stood the necessity of using the right materials and designing chair backs so that he could adapt his new style to chair-making.
Chippendale - The Sideboard
The true Chippendale caddies were somewhat massive looking, and a favourite style appears to have been a French design showing Louis XV. influence.
Chippendale - Bookcases And Bureaus
Many old families are proud of their bookcases with Chippendale fronts ; and justly so.
Chippendale - Bedtsteads And Commodes
In Chippendale's day the massive four - poster of Jacobean and earlier times had been displaced in favour of the light and graceful four - poster, with its beautiful decorative columns or posts, handsomely carved back and foot rail, and often gorgeously decorated canopy and cornice.
Chippendale - In Smaller Things
The perfection of the Chippendale style is often observable in the smaller things of household requisites and furnishings.
Fire Insurance
Fire insurance defined.—Fire insurance is a pro-vision made by the insured for reimbursement in the event of a loss occurring by fire.
The Organization Of Fire Insurance Companies
There are four methods of organization for insuring property from loss by fire. An individual may undertake the risk; it may be undertaken by a group of individuals, commonly called Lloyds; it may be undertaken by a mutual company; or it may be undertaken by a stock company.
Insurance - Offer, Acceptance, And Inspection Risks
Offer and acceptance of risk.—In the beginning of fire insurance it was the practice to have all applications submitted in writing over the signature of the person desiring insurance.
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