A Victorian Obsession
Hardback 288pp Illustrated 310x235mm
9780764344077   Product Code: 19383
The 'parlour dome' with its stuffed birds and flower arrangements is a familiar Victorian ornament. In this lavishly illustrated study of the genre, John Whitenight, himself a collector of domes, describes how they were made and the great variety of objects that were entombed under glass - among them 'hair work' memorials, a tableau of waxwork Native Americans scalping an enemy, and a tragic pair of stuffed pug puppies.