✧ Aesthetic movement ✧
The term "Aesthetic Movement" refers to the introduction of principles that emphasized art in the production of furniture, metalwork, ceramics, stained glass…
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The Peacock Room was once the dining room in the London home of Frederick R. Leyland, a wealthy shipowner. It was designed by Thomas Jeckyll. To display Leyland's prized collection of Chinese porcelain to best advantage, Jeckyll constructed a lattice of intricately carved shelving and hung antique gilded leather on the walls. A painting by James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) called La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine occupied a place of honor above the fireplace.
The McDonald Mansion's Main Hall design sets the tone for the surrounding public spaces, with its bold structure of the Eastlake-style mahogany woodwork, and a strikingly panelized assemblage of gold-tinged Aesthetic Movement wallpaper patterns.