The following prices are the average quoted by three New York dealers, some of which are more and some less than Jack and Tom actually did pay. It must be remembered that the same model made to order costs nearly twice as much as when made in factory lots, but at the same time is usually worth more. Also there are various grades and qualities in factory-made articles, and a Chippendale chair by a good maker is worth from 20 to 100 per cent, more than one by an inferior maker. In furniture, materials and workmanship are vital. Chairs and tables carelessly or ignorantly made of inferior lumber are not worth the prices usually paid for them - prices that, though often low compared with the prices of good furniture, are intrinsically high.

Jack's living-room is 26 feet by 16 feet 8 inches, with ceiling 10 feet high. Prices as follows:

Gorevan rug ..... $250.00

Jacobean table . . . . ... 155.00

Small round tabic..... $35.00

Tabouret ...... 6.00

Tilting table...... 30.00

Wicker chair..... 20.00

Two carved oak chairs.... 80.00

Four two-light brackets.... 120.00

Two candelabra..... 40.00

Bookcase built by the local carpenter .. 16.00

Sofa....... 135.00

Sofa pillows...... 30.00

Lamp ...... 75.00

Draperies...... 75.00

Cousin Tom's living-room measures 29 feet 3 inches by 17 feet 2 inches, with ceiling 9 feet 6 inches high. Prices as follows:

Mirror over mantel..... $50.00

Writing table..... 90.00

Colonial desk chair..... 20.00

Late Colonial armchair.... 35.00

Colonial wing chair.... 40.00

One Sheraton armchair.... 45.00

One Sheraton settee.... 85.00

Two Sheraton side chairs.... 72.00

Colonial table with folding top... 35.00

Easy chair in corner..... 50.00

Four two-light brackets.... 70.00

Two mantel lamps..... 70.00

Colonial bookcase..... 50.00

Writing desk...... 90.00

Lace curtains (fancy net).... 20.00

One large Persian rug....$225.00

Six smaller ones.....200.00

Prices in Jack's dining-room:

Silk four-light hanging dome... $60.00

Four two-light wall brackets... 140.00

Sideboard...... 205.00

Table...... 155.00

Six chairs...... 210.00

Small table...... 55.00

Bokhara rug...... 200.00

Prices in Cousin Tom's dining-room:

One five-light ceiling fixture... $60.00

Five three-light brackets.... 125.00

Eight chairs...... 144.00

Sideboard...... 120.00

One small square table.... 20.00

One round table..... 28.00

One center table..... 95.00

One large Persian rug.... 350.00

Two small rugs..... 35.00

Two solid silver candelabra... 150.00

The Owner's bedroom in Jack's house is 15 by 20 feet, with ceiling 9 feet high, and one of the long sides a semicircle. Mary's dressing-room, adjoining it, is 10 by 13 feet, with one end a bay-window and the other a built-in wardrobe with sliding glass doors. Prices as follows:

Brass twin beds, square tubing, white enameled . $40.00

Somno table...... 21.50

Hair mattresses..... 56.00

Box springs...... 27.00

Electric candle lamp with silk shade .. 17.50 Six two-light (small candle) brackets, two of them in Mary's dressing-room... 60.00

One two-light ceiling bowl in ground and cut glass 30.00

Armchair, with loose cretonne cover .. 37.50

One rattan armchair.... 12.00

Two rattan side chairs.... 14.00

One couch, with loose cretonne cover .. 45.00

Five rag rugs, one of them in the dressing-room . 40.00

One three-leaf hand-painted Japanese screen . . 40.00

Andirons...... 16.00

Bureau in white enamel.... 56.00

Mary's dressing-table.... 42.00

Two chairs in Mary's dressing-room .. 26.00

Rattan sewing-table..... 16.00

Silk hanging shade in Mary's dressing-room . . 36.00

Twenty-two rolls of wall paper, at 80 cents . . 17.60

Hanging the paper, at 35 cents a roll .. 7.70

The Owner's bedroom in Cousin Tom's House is 16 feet 4 inches by 17 feet 4 inches, with ceiling 9 feet 3 inches high. Prices as follows:

Brass twin beds..... $70.00

Mattresses...... 64.00

Springs....... $27.00

Bureau .. . . .. 65.00

Shaving-stand .. . . . . 24.00

Mirror...... 20.00

Late Colonial armchair, rocker, and one side chair 56.00

Oriental rug...... 250.00

Somno table...... 22.00

Electric candle lamp with paper shade .. 13.50

Glass candlesticks..... 4.00

Three two-light brackets . ... 36.00

Andirons...... 18.00

Window-seat cushion.... 25.00

Two other side chairs.... 18.00

Fourteen rolls of wall paper, at 50 cents . . . 7.00

Hanging wall paper, at 35 cents a roll .. 4.90

Prices in Jack's billiard-room:

Four brackets, two fitted to carry antlers . . . $56.00

Billiard table lighting fixture in hammered iron, with hammered half-polished iron shades, white enameled inside.... 75.00

Combination pool and billiard table, white enameled, with special equipment... 395.00

Andirons...... 12.50

Prices in Jack's den:

Box couch in denim .... $18.00

Wicker couch with cushion... 36.25

Two willow armchairs with cushions .. 30.00

Late Colonial table.... . 30.00

Colonial writing-desk.... $85.00

Swivel chair...... 16.00

Fumed oak sanitary office desk... 25.00

Two white enameled side chairs... 14.00

One lamp with leaded shade... 6.50

One lamp with Japanese shade... 7.75

One adjustable desk-lamp with tin shade . . . 10.50

Five rag rugs..... 11.50

Six pairs of net curtains.... 21.00

Four two-light brackets.... 30.00

Prices in Tom's sun-rooms:

Four Swedish grass armchairs, with cushion . . $46.00

One Swedish grass settee, with cushion .. 19.50

Small Swedish grass table.... 8.75

One fiber mat, 8 feet 3 inches by 10 feet 6 inches . 20.00

Four rubber plants..... 55.00

Other plants and flowers.... 65.00

Four steamer chairs..... 22.00

Four steamer rugs..... 28.00

One settee and four chairs, enameled in blue and green...... 60.00

Prices in Senator Parker's sun-room:

Six mahogany chairs..... $120.00

One small round mahogany table... 35.00

One white enameled table with mahogany top . 150.00

One fiber mat..... 22.00

One faun in artificial stone, with standard . . 130.00

One artificial stone head, with standard . . . 85.00

One white enameled settee.... $70.00

One plaster panel of cupids.... 45.00

Prices in Jack's guest-room, of which the dimensions are 18 feet by 18 feet 6 inches:

Twin iron beds in white enamel... $36.00

Mattresses and box springs.... 80.00

Cretonne bedspreads..... 15.00

Two willow armchairs, cretonne upholstery . . 23.00

One willow reading-chair.... 20.00

One somno stand, with cretonne cover .. 12.00

Bureau...... 50.00

Dressing-table with stool.... 39.00

Small table...... 15.00

Five rag rugs..... 10.00

Two two-light brackets at $7.50 each .. 15.00

Somno wooden candle, with cretonne shade . . 7.50 Sixteen rolls of wall paper at 50 cents, plus 35 cents a roll for hanging.... 13.60

Willow couch, with loose silk floss cretonne-covered cushion...... 35.00

Draperies for two double windows... 16.00

Prices in Tom's guest-room, of which the dimensions are 13 feet by 14 feet 6 inches:

Mahogany double bed, with brass mounts . . . $150.00

Mattress and box spring.... 53.00

Mahogany bureau, with brass mounts .. 145.00

Mahogany chiffonier.... 65.00

Martha Washington work-table, with inlay . . 30.00

One mahogany armchair, with rush seat . . . $12.00

Two side chairs to match.... 18.00

Two Guenje rugs..... 56.00

Ten rolls wall paper at 40 cents, plus 35 cents a roll for hanging..... 7.50

Colonial mirror..... 25.00

Framed engraving..... 10.00

Two two-light brackets.... 16.00

Bracket over mirror, with silk shade .. 22.50

Two pairs lace curtains.... 15.00