Featured

Family portraits by American painter Eastman Johnson. Living from 1824 to 1906 he studied art in Düsseldorf, The Hague and Paris. One of the founders of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Portrait of the Brown family. Based on a Matthew Brady photograph.  1869.
Portrait of the Brown family. Based on a Matthew Brady photograph. 1869. Collection of the de Young Museum, San Francisco. Cc0 license 1.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Portraits_(The_Brown_Family)_by_Eastman_Johnson,_1869,_oil_on_canvas,_based_on_a_Mathew_Brady_photograph_-_De_Young_Museum_-_DSC00950.JPG
Christmas Time: The Blodgett Family. 1864.
Christmas Time: The Blodgett Family. 1864. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/11258
Alfrederick Hatch Family. 1870-1871.
Alfrederick Hatch Family. 1870-1871. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In the public domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/11263

Imperial Russian punch bowls with a wine cistern that snuck in somehow. Maybe they just emptied the vodka into it and called it punch . . .who can tell. . .

Punch bowl set. ca. 1900.
Punch bowl set. ca. 1900. Made in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Silver and silver-gilt. Makers mark: Imperial Warrant mark of Grachev Brothers. Assay master’s mark: Cyrillic initials Ya.L. of Yakov Lyapunov. Assay mark of Saint Petersburg, 1899-1903. Grachev Brothers, maker. Image © 2019 Ruzhnikov. Fair use license. via https://www.ruzhnikov.com/russian-european-silver/russian-imperial-silver-gilt-punch-set/
Punch service. 1896.
Punch service. 1896. Made in Moscow, Russia. Silver-gilt and polychrome cloisonné enamel. Ovchinnikov, maker. Image © 2019 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2015/russian-works-art-faberge-icons-l15113/lot.261.html
Presentation punch service. 1874-1875.
Presentation punch service. 1874-1875. Made in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Silver and silver-gilt. Presented to Captain Joseph Wiggins by the Imperial Russian Naval Ministry in 1894. Sazikov, maker. Image © Bonhams 2001-2019. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/22586/lot/92/?category=list
Monumental wine cistern and stand. ca. 1890.
Monumental wine cistern and stand. ca. 1890. Saint Petersburg. Silver and silver-gilt. Bowl, liner and stand Made by Sazikov after a design by August Karl Spiess, St. Petersburg, circa 1890 bowl, liner, and stand. Ornamented with putti. Raised rim of the base engraved in Cyrillic “Work of Sazikov. Model [by] A.K. Spiess.” Image © 2019 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2013/russian-works-of-art-and-silver-n08981/lot.96.html
Advertisements

Gilded people frittering life away holding things up. 17th and 18th century. All French.

Cabinet on stand (detail). Louis XIV. ca. 1660-1680.
Cabinet on stand (detail). Louis XIV. ca. 1660-1680. Gilt metal mounted, pewter, tortoiseshell, stained horn. inlaid ebony, marquetry. parcel-gilt and a silvered stand. In the manner of Pierre Gole. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-louis-xiv-gilt-metal-mounted-pewter-tortoiseshell-and-6062638-details.aspx
"The Three Graces" mantel clock. 18th c. Gilt bronze.
“The Three Graces” mantel clock. 18th c. Gilt bronze. Thought to have been made under the supervision of Parisian marchand-mercier, Simon-Philippe Poirier who lived from 1720 to 1785. Image © Barnebys Group AB. Fair use license. via https://www.barnebys.com/blog/the-three-graces-come-to-the-market-for-the-first-time-since-1989/
Table de milieu aux cariatides. ca. 1680.
Table de milieu aux cariatides. ca. 1680. Gilding, ebony and marquetry. Attributed to Pierre Gole. Image © 2019 Anticstore. Fair use license. via https://www.anticstore.com/table-milieu-aux-cariatides-attribuee-pierre-gole-62603P
Candélabres "aux vestales." Louis XVI.
Candélabres “aux vestales.” Louis XVI. Gilt bronze. Attributed to François Rémond (c. 1747-1812). Image © Paris Enchères – Collin du Bocage. Fair use license. via http://www.collindubocage.com/html/fiche.jsp?id=8309199&np=22&lng=fr&npp=20&ordre=3&aff=1&r=

Landscapes with another world out there feel. Mostly from the Symbolist school. Various times by various painters.

"Rocky Reef on the Sea Shore." 1824.
“Rocky Reef on the Sea Shore.” 1824. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://www.allartclassic.com/pictures_zoom.php?p_number=196&p=&number=FRC008
Serenity." 1904.
“Serenity.” 1904. Lithuanian. Painting. Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis, artist (1875-1911). In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mikalojus_Konstantinas_Ciurlionis_-_SERENITY_-_1904_-_5,_Varsuva.jpg
"Lake Keitele." 1905.
“Lake Keitele.” 1905. Finnish. Painting. Akseli Gallen-Kallela , artist (1865-1931). Image © Lahti Art Museum, Lahti, and the Viipuri Foundation. Fair use license. via https://www.abdn.ac.uk/news/12081/
Cliffside landscape. 1937.
Cliffside landscape. 1937. Oil on canvas. Otto Albert Hirth, artist (1899-1969). Image © Estate of the artist and 2019 MutualArt Services, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.mutualart.com/Artwork/Symbolist-Cliffside-Landscape/4FF17A6D9907FFAD
"Winter Night in the Mountains." 1914.
“Winter Night in the Mountains.” 1914. Norwegian. Oil painting. Harald Oskar Sohlberg, artist (1869-1935). Collection of the Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/3-winter-night-in-the-mountains-harald-sohlberg.html

Jugendstil this and that to lend any home an avant garde touch. From”Bayerischer Kunstgewerbe-Verein [Hrsg.]: Kunst und Handwerk: Zeitschrift für Kunstgewerbe und Kunsthandwerk seit 1851: 52″. A journal of Arts and Crafts, these are from their 1901 to 1902 issues.

Dish. Silver in an oriental design. 1899.
Silver in an oriental design. 1899. E. Riegel, Munich, silversmith. Plate 74. Page 51. Image © University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/kuh1901_1902/0063/image
Petroleum lamp. ca. 1901.
Petroleum lamp. ca. 1901. Made by E. Riegel, Munich. Illustration 69. Page 48. Image © University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/kuh1901_1902/0060/image
Electric lamp. ca. 1901.
Electric lamp. Illustration 142-144, page 88. ca. 1901. Bronze. Made in Munich. Image © University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/kuh1901_1902/0100/image
Vases. 1901. Vases. 1901. Illustrations 205-208, page 127.
Vases. 1901. Illustrations 205-208, page 127. Walter Ortlieb, Berlin, maker. Image © University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/kuh1901_1902/0144/image

Art Deco era Royal Doulton. A coffee set and some other things. All so cheerful your tablecloth will want to get up and dance.

Hand painted teapot in the "Gaylee" D5305 pattern. Art Deco. ca. 1930's.
Hand painted teapot in the “Gaylee” D5305 pattern. Art Deco. ca. 1930’s. Image © 2018 Webb’s, Auckland. Fair use license. via https://auctions.webbs.co.nz/m/lot-details/index/catalog/52/lot/5194/A-Royal-Doulton-Handpainted-Art-Deco-Teapot
Coffee service for four  with a large jug in the "Cresta" pattern. 1930's.
Coffee service for four with a large jug in the “Cresta” pattern. 1930’s. Image © Metropress Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/chiswick-auctions/catalogue-id-srchis10444/lot-db58268c-0273-4729-bd96-a86700ca04ba
"Maybells" D5202 pattern. 1932.
“Maybells” D5202 pattern. 1932. Image: Mike Perry © 2011. Fair use license. via http://www.potteryhistories.com/doultonhistory.html
Teapot and coffee pot in the "Nerissa" pattern.
Teapot and coffee pot in the “Nerissa” pattern. 1930’s. Image © 2019 Etsy, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/620212908/royal-doulton-nerissa-vintage-art-deco

Textile designs by Scottish artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Living from 1868 to 1928 he studied at the Glasgow School of Art.

Flowering bulb textile design. 1915-1923.
Flowering bulb textile design. 1915-1923. Watercolor and pencil. Image © Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow. Fair use license. via https://rampages.us/gdtheory/tag/charles-rennie-mackintosh/
Tobacco flower textile design. Undated.
Tobacco flower textile design. Undated. Watercolor and gouache on paper. Image © Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow. Fair use license. via http://community.artauthority.net/work.asp?wid=97236&pos=123
Textile design with stylized floral motifs. ca. 1918.
Textile design with stylized floral motifs. ca. 1918. Pencil and watercolor. Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Fair use license. via http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O692580/textile-design-mackintosh-charles-rennie/
Textile design. 1917.
Textile design. 1917. Watercolor and pencil. Image © 2018 Blouin Corp. Fair use license. via https://www.blouinartsalesindex.com/auctions/Charles-Rennie-Mackintosh-7102156/Textile-Design-1917