The furniture of the school-room should be graceful in form and good in quality and ﬁnish. Children are particularly susceptible of surrounding inﬂuences, and their daily familiarisation with beauty and form or colour in the simplest and most ordinary objects, cannot fail to assist in fostering the seeds of taste . . . In our time it is desirable to extend the process of education . . . by the adoption of good and tasteful designs as well as of superior workmanship for the necessary mechanical aids. The insensible inﬂuence thus exerted will not be without due fruit in future years, and, in the present, will assist in promoting a love for the school.