7. Victorian sewing tables A Victorian sewing table always has a history and that’s why it will easily become a new source of inspiration for your visitors. If you don’ t have such a beautiful item in your home, try the antique stores.
The dominant entry hall deserves special attention with its wainscot or paneling, fireplace, and built-ins. Embossed Lincrusta-Walton wallcovering was popular, as were damask and velour. Patterns were exotic, Japanese or Moorish by way of English interpretation. Dining rooms lightened considerably during the period, but this public room was usually treated in mahogany, cherry, or ebony. (Walnut was by now old-fashioned.)