Authored by Sarah E. Mitchell of VintageDesigns.com. Published 2013. 20 illustrations, 114 research notes, 37 pages. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Soft cover, saddle-stitched. ISBN-10: 1-929384-19-X. ISBN-13: 978-1-929384-19-8.
A Pleasant Chaos contains information about the decoration of parlors, living rooms, and sitting rooms in the United States during the Victorian era. Also discussed are European and Asian influences on American interior design. The book includes descriptions of parlors and their furnishings from across the country, advertisements for furniture, and advice from writers on interior design. Sources include newspapers, magazines, architectural plan books, and Victorian books about interior design.
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