Usage examples for jacobean

  1. At last he could see a clear space ahead of him, and in a little, sinking on his knees on a bank, was peering downhill to an old- fashioned, Jacobean manor- house, from whose chimney smoke was lazily wreathing upward. – The Grell Mystery by Frank Froest
  2. " Galleting" dates back to Jacobean times, and is not to be found in sixteenth- century work. – Vanishing England by P. H. Ditchfield
  3. In a few of the earlier country houses there are, however, halls reminiscent of medieval times, for the influences of the mother country were very strong in Philadelphia, and its Colonial architecture displays marked Georgian tendencies, some of it the very earliest Georgian characteristics still somewhat influenced by the life and manners of the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods. – The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia by Frank Cousins Phil M. Riley
  4. The old mansion was built by Sir Richard Spencer in 1600, and in part rebuilt early last century, when its style was changed from Jacobean to a form of Gothic. – Hertfordshire by Herbert W Tompkins
  5. 132. Among the dramatists of the Jacobean time Ben Jonson had especially the repute of scholarship. – Minor Poems by Milton by John Milton
  6. But no one could say that time- worn Persian rugs, with their iridescent blue and greens and rose reds- or old Italian damask and cut- velvet from Genoa, or Florence, or Venice- were out of harmony with the charming Jacobean rooms. – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  7. Changing her riding dress for a sober little tailor- made frock of home- spun, she flitted busily over the old house of her ancestors, visiting it in every part, peering into shadowy corners, opening antique presses and cupboards, finding out the secret of sliding panels in the Jacobean oak that covered the walls, and leaving no room unsearched. – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  8. Between the door and the foot of the staircase, in the warm glow of an unseen fire, stood a small heavily- carved oak table, with Jacobean legs, like stuffed trunk- hose. – The Castle Inn by Stanley John Weyman
  9. What it needs is Jacobean furniture, fine old hangings, and some bits of glass and porcelain here and there. – Amabel Channice by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  10. In the aisles are what Jacobean architects called fanlights, a series of peculiarly shaped openings like an oddly shaped fan. – The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine by Francis Miltoun
  11. Some of the pew- fronts in the church had panels elaborately carved in flat and shallow relief- fine Jacobean designs, all of them. – The Ship of Stars by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  12. In the sense that it left nothing to further realization, it was an ideal house; an old house in the Chicago sense, built over into something very much older still- Tudor, perhaps- Jacobean, anyway- by a smart young society architect who wore soft collars and an uptwisted mustache, and who, by a perfectly reciprocal arrangement which almost deserves to be called a form of perpetual motion, owed the fact that he was an architect to his social position, and maintained his social position by being an architect. – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  13. Then he fell fast asleep and met with most dazzling adventures with a German soldier who had been hiding in the Jacobean oak chest with the fleur- de- lis carved on the side, which stands beneath the bulgy leaded window. – War and the Weird by Forbes Phillips R. Thurston Hopkins
  14. On a Jacobean table at the far end of the library are two small bright things with branches- that is to say, they seem small until you take a walk to them. – The Debit Account by Oliver Onions
  15. There had been in the first place the exquisite old house itself, early Jacobean, supreme in every part: it was a provocation, an inspiration, a matchless canvas for the picture. – The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James
  16. The fine old Jacobean chairs and tables have weathered two centuries, and are friendly to their new neighbors, Oriental rugs older than themselves. – The House in Good Taste by Elsie de Wolfe
  17. It contained a Louis Quinze reception- room, an Empire drawing- room, a Jacobean dining- room, and various apartments dimly reminiscent of the styles of furniture affected by deceased monarchs. – The Mansion by Henry Van Dyke
  18. Later in the afternoon Clovis found his aunt and Mrs. Riversedge indulging in gentle exercise in the Jacobean garden. – The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki
  19. Why should all that wonderful furniture have been wasted on Rose, to whom a perfect old Jacobean gate- legged table was nothing but a surface to drop anything on that she wanted out of her hands? – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  20. The house consisted of an early Tudor keep, married to a Jacobean house of rose- coloured brick, which Lady Tatham had since her widowhood succeeded in freeing from the ugly stucco which had once disguised and defaced it. – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward