Then, too, he was in a beautiful place, a consideration to which his sensitive race was never indifferent; and he did enjoy with a quiet joy the birds, the flowers, the fountains, the perfume, and light and beauty of the court, the silken hangings, and pictures, and lustres, and statuettes
, and gilding, that made the parlors within a kind of Aladdin's palace to him.
A vigilant hand had, as usual, kept the fire alive and the lamp trimmed; and the room, with its rows and rows of books, its bronze and steel statuettes
of "The Fencers" on the mantelpiece and its many photographs of famous pictures, looked singularly home-like and welcoming.
Within these shelves, or long, horizontal niches, stood row upon row of small figures, appearing like tiny, grotesque statuettes
of men, their long, black hair falling below their feet and sometimes trailing to the shelf beneath.
He made a show of examining the arms against the walls, the brocaded hangings with their wonderful design of faded gold, the ivory statuettes
, the black god who sat on his haunches and into whose face seemed carved some dumb but eternal power.
The top was ornamented by vases, candelabra, and statuettes
, in pairs, placed in a row.
It was not more than six feet high, and the top was adorned with statuettes
in marble, ranged at regular distances one from the other.
cried Holmes, in a sharp tone, and the six dirty little scoundrels stood in a line like so many disreputable statuettes
He greatly valued his possessions, chiefly because they were his, and derived genuine pleasure from contemplating a painting, a statuette
, a rare lace curtain--no matter what--after he had bought it and placed it among his household gods.
She would show the glittering arch of her upper third, occasionally, and scrape it along behind the comblike row; sometimes a pinnacle stood straight up, like a statuette
of ebony, against that glittering white shield, then seemed to glide out of it by its own volition and power, and become a dim specter, while the next pinnacle glided into its place and blotted the spotless disk with the black exclamation-point of its presence.
On a tiny satinwood table stood a statuette
by Clodion, and beside it lay a copy of Les Cent Nouvelles, bound for Margaret of Valois by Clovis Eve and powdered with the gilt daisies that Queen had selected for her device.
Then she proceeded on her way--only to repeat the same story in front of a Saxon statuette
which she had sighted from afar, and had commanded, for some reason or another, to be brought to her.
But she is really like a Tanagra statuette
, and would be rather annoyed if she were told so.