|Victorian--heavy, dark wood, dark upholstery (often red) and an excess of machine-carved details.|
|A Victorian era painting supposedly displaying the ultimate |
in design tastes of the period.
|The place for polite conversation and the occasional board game on the floor|
|Hey, you, at the other end of the table, please pass the peas!|
|Not one square inch upon which to rest the eyes.|
|During the Victorian era, kitchens evolved from whitewashed Colonial (bottom-right) to the downright institutional "appliances" (bottom-left).|
|The Victorian style imitated great wealth (bottom-right). |
Modern Victorian incarnations (top-right) are an imitation of that imitation.
|The Victorian bathroom--form follows function.|
|Some Victorian stairs seem to us downright scandalous in their over-the-top ostentation.|
|Ladies had their "drawing" rooms. The man of the house had his study, den, or library.|
(Man caves hadn't been invented yet.)
|The current Lincoln Bedroom Victorian nbsp;(top-right) is somewhat more typically elaborate than Mrs. Kennedy's 1963 version of the room (bottom-right).|
|This makes Scarlett O'Hara's Victorian tastes seem tame.|