A Colonial Residence at Montclair, N. J

1900 Scientific American  
96 .icicntific �m'cl:iC(tnf �tti1ding 'gdition. NOVEMBER, 1900. CASTLE OF LAUENSTEIN. by the principal German publishing houses, and many I paneled seat. The openings between hall, parlor, and LAUENSTEIN CASTLE is situatell in Lognitzthal, one of fine specimens of typography, color impression, and library are provided with nine-inch Ionic columns; the most romantic and beautiful portions of the Thuringer binding are to be seen, besides sets of engravings and similar columns support a circular
more » ... ch of quartered oak. Wald (Thuringian Forest), and is at present owned by bound volumes of the leading illustrated periodicals. The parlor is trimmed with pine, and is treated in a most Dr. E. Messmer, who several years ago restored it to its This collection is continued in a smaller room which artistic manner with Devoe's white enamel paint. It former condition and transferred to it his valuable col-opens into the former, and next to it is the reading-room, has an open fireplace, furnished with white enamel tiled lection of old furniture and weapons. handsomely finished in carved wood; here are to be facings, and hearth and mantel of exquisite design. The The castle was built in the tentlot century during the found most of the leading newspapers and periodicals. library and dining-room are trimmed with plain oak. reign of Kaiser Heinrich I. del' Finkler (Henry the Another room alljoining it contains a large collection Each apartment has a bay winllow thrown out at side, Fowler), anll was used as a stronghold by the Counts of illustrating the different engraving processes and color the ceilings of which are dropped down so as to form a ·Henneberg-a house now extinct, but at that time a printing, and a large number of specimens are to be seen. recessell effect, and are provided with paneled seats. wealthy and powerful family that ruled a large portion A collection of type in all sizes and characters, engraved The fireplaces have tiled trimmings and mantels. The
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