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  • Around the octagon ran a low gallery not two feet from the floor, balustraded with slender pillars, close set; broken at opposite curtained entrances over which hung thick, dull-gold curtainings giving the same suggestion of metallic or mineral substance as the rugs.

    The Moon Pool

  • Arabian burnoose, of black embroidered with dull-gold crescents and stars, showing a V of exquisite flesh at her throat.

    Our Mr. Wrenn

  • They faced the lighted chamber of the west, whence, behind the torn, dull-gold curtains of fog, the sun was departing with pomp.

    The Trespasser

  • The dull-gold damask draperies which had covered the arching French windows at the back of the room were missing, and only the remnants of the lace curtains remained, clean but obviously mended.

    Gone with the Wind

  • Over the glass was a dull-gold trellis and twined in and out of this, ivy, absolutely natural in appearance, but made of painted tin.

    The Art of Interior Decoration

  • We have seen it used with great success, let into walls of narrow halls and bedrooms and framed with a dull-gold moulding in the style of room.

    The Art of Interior Decoration

  • The walls are panelled and painted a soft taupe -- there are no pictures; simply one very beautiful mirror in a dull-gold frame, a

    The Art of Interior Decoration

  • A standard electric lamp lights the desk, both modern-painted pieces, and the beautiful old flower picture, black background with a profusion of colours in lovely soft tones, is framed by a dull-gold moulding and gives immense distinction.

    The Art of Interior Decoration

  • A beautiful sitting-room, not to be forgotten, had light violet walls, dull-gold frames on the furniture which was covered in deep-cream brocades, bits of old purple velvets and violet silks on the tables, under large bowls of Benares bronze filled with violets.

    The Art of Interior Decoration

  • These curtains hang from dull-gold cornices of wood, with open carving, through which one gets glimpses of the green taffeta of the curtains.

    The Art of Interior Decoration

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