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on receiving an earlier edition of ’s sourcebook. Indeed, the restoration market is also the high-quality market—encompassing traditional materials that promise function and beauty; artisan-made goods; and designs that stand the test of time. Every design era is represented, the cream having risen to the top. As a continuum, these offerings make it clear that design of the past can inform any decorating approach. A true period room is possible, with historical treatments joining antiques and reproductions. But so is an eclectic

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