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Painted Ladies: Corbels & Gingerbread

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Painted Ladies: Corbels & Gingerbread

Robert and Lynn Gatchell

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Few reference books assist in the restoration of campground cottages, but this new photo archive shows existing architectural details in the historic district of Oak Bluffs and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. These ornate Victorian cottages are commonly known as the Painted Ladies.More than six hundred color images display the wide variety of corbels and gingerbread found on these small “tent like” cottages. Study the intricate patterns carpenters used to create the “gingerbread” look, with little material and equipment. Restorers of old homes, preservationists, students of architecture, and admirers of Victorian-style will find this a valuable resource and use these photos to restore, preserve, or recreate the embellishments.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 606 color images | Photo Index | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764330469 | Binding: soft cover

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Robert and Lynn Gatchell have been married for thirty-three years and make their home on Martha’s Vineyards. Robert is a master woodworker and Lynn is an accomplished artist.