Design for grand architectural additions and drapes that add Palladian or Venetian proportions to a narrow window bay.
FASHIONABLE FURNITURE. LIBRARY WINDOW-CURTAIN.
It is a common defect in building, attributable to the tax upon windows, that a sufficient number of them are not introduced for the purposes of cheerfulness; and there are many rooms lighted by so few, and the dimensions of them so small, that not only an insufficient supply of light is admitted, but the windows are too narrow, and their dressings too circumscribed to form proportions suited to the apartments.
The annexed plate represents a window of this kind, with the added architectural finishings, by which it is so increased as to have the proportion of a Palladian or Venetian one, and a design for a curtain suitable to it is introduced in a style adapted to a library or eating-room. It is a design very applicable to some rooms which have but one window in each.
No. 73 of R. Ackermanns Repository of Arts. Publ. Jan. 1815.
Source: The Repository of arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions and politics
by Rudolph Ackermann. London: Published by R. Ackermann, 1815.