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Landscapes by American painter Dwight William Tryon (1849-1925). Various collections. Mostly with trees, one with just water.

"Morning." Undated.
“Morning.” Undated. Image courtesy Peabody Institute. In the public domain due to age. via http://www.urbanartantiques.com/2009/dwight-william-tryon-and-his-early-spring/
"After Sunset looking East." 1915. Painting.
“After Sunset looking East.” 1915. Painting. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:After_sunset_looking_east_dwight_william_tryon.jpeg
"Apple Blossoms." ca. 1895.
“Apple Blossoms.” ca. 1895. Painting. Signed D W Tryon 1805″ on the bottom right. Uploaded by and collection of the Brooklyn Museum. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brooklyn_Museum_-_Apple_Blossoms_-_Dwight_William_Tryon_-_overall.jpg
"Before Sunrise, June 1905." 1905.
“Before Sunrise, June.” 1905. Oil on canvas. Image © 2019 Detroit Institute of Arts. Fair use license. via https://www.dia.org/art/collection/object/sunrise-june-63762
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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

Getting out and about in a Britain that’s not too far away. Sir Herbert Alker Tripp, artist. Living from 1883 to 1854, he was an artist with a day job at Scotland Yard in London. Much of his work was commissioned by the Great Western Railway to be used in posters.

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“Newquay.” Artwork done for a Great Western Railway poster. 1945. Oil on canvas. Collections of and photo © National Railway Museum / Science & Society Picture Library. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/newquay-9566
Tripp, Herbert Alker, 1883-1954; Wales, Cader Idris and the Afon Mawddach
“Wales, Cader Idris and the Afon Mawddach.” Artwork done for a Great Western Railway poster. Undated work. Oil on canvas. Collections of and photo © National Railway Museum / Science & Society Picture Library. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/wales-cader-idris-and-the-afon-mawddach-9565
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“Cows Grazing with Church and Houses on a Hill in the Background, Somerset. Artwork done for a poster. Undated image. Oil on canvas. Collections of and photo © National Railway Museum / Science & Society Picture Library. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/cows-grazing-with-church-and-houses-on-a-hill-in-the-background-somerset-9479

More Art Déco dreaming, taken from the 1925 publication “Une Ambassade Francaise” from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes. Charles Moreau, publisher.

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“Salle a Manger” (table and chairs detail). Page 40. 1925. French. Collections of the Wolfsonian Archives. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF068413/00001/40?search=pochoir%3fsearch%3dpochoir
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“Salon.” Page 42. 1925. French. A Domin and Genevriere, decorators. Redard, architect. Collections of the Wolfsonian Archives. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF068413/00001/42?search=pochoir%3fsearch%3dpochoir
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“Fumoir.” Page 44. 1925. French. Francis Jourdain. Collections of the Wolfsonian Archives. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF068413/00001/44?search=pochoir%3fsearch%3dpochoir

More beautiful American wildflowers taken from Emma C. Embury’s 1845 book “American Wildflowers in their Native Haunts.”

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“Sisyrinchium Anceps – Blue Eyed Grass.” Page 108. Collections of the United States Geological Survey Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/americanwildflow00embu/page/108/mode/2up
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“Chimaphila Umbellata – Prince’s Pine.” Page 128. Collections of the United States Geological Survey Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/americanwildflow00embu/page/128/mode/2up
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“Erythronium Americanum – Adder’s Tongue Velvet.” Page 135. Collections of the United States Geological Survey Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/americanwildflow00embu/page/135/mode/1up

More from Owen Jones “The Grammar of Ornament,” published in London in 1910. Collections of the University of Wisconsin.

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“Chinese number 1.” Plate LIX. University of Wisconsin Digital Collections. In the public domain due to age. via http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/DLDecArts/DLDecArts-idx?type=article&did=DLDecArts.GramOrnJones.i0034&id=DLDecArts.GramOrnJones&isize=M
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“Chinese number 2.” Plate XL [LX]. University of Wisconsin Digital Collections. In the public domain due to age. via http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/DLDecArts/DLDecArts-idx?type=turn&entity=DLDecArts.GramOrnJones.p0231&id=DLDecArts.GramOrnJones&isize=M
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“Chinese number 3.” Plate LXI. University of Wisconsin Digital Collections. In the public domain due to age. via http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/DLDecArts/DLDecArts-idx?type=turn&entity=DLDecArts.GramOrnJones.p0233&id=DLDecArts.GramOrnJones&isize=M
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“Chinese number 4.” Plate LXII. University of Wisconsin Digital Collections. In the public domain due to age. via http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/DLDecArts/DLDecArts-idx?type=turn&entity=DLDecArts.GramOrnJones.p0235&id=DLDecArts.GramOrnJones&isize=M

Decorate your hallway in animals styled up the Jugendstil way. Illustrations from Alexander Koch’s “Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration” which was published in Darmstadt in 1897.

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“Flamingos.” Page 123. 1897. Ludwig Jungnickel, Munich, creator. Collections of and scanned by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125006095430/page/n123/mode/2up
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Leoparden. Page 125. Ludwig Jungnickel, Munich, creator. Collections of and scanned by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125006095430/page/n125/mode/2up
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Panther. Page 126. Ludwig Jungnickel, Munich, creator. Collections of and scanned by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125006095430/page/n125/mode/2up
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Marabus. Page 127. Ludwig Jungnickel, Munich, creator. Collections of and scanned by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125006095430/page/n127/mode/1up

Pieces designed by André-Charles Mare, who co-founded la Compagnie des Arts Français in 1919. Living from 1885 to 1932, he was a founder of the Art Déco movement. Also designed military camouflage during World War I. Collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

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Canapé. Part of a furniture set for a study room presented at the Salon d’Automne in Paris in 1912. Inventory ID #990.334. 1912. French. Red, green and yellow lacquered beech with green leather armrests and seat. Photo ©Paris, MAD /Béatrice Hatala. Collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/canape-1
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Masque de faune, Element placed at the back of the niche furnished with mirrors in the dining room of Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Girod, 4 Avenue Hoche, Paris. 1920-1921. Gilded bronze, Inventory ID #45231. Paul Vera, André Mare and Louis Süe/la Compagnie des Arts Français, creators. Photo ©Paris, MAD / Jean Tholance. Collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/masque-de-faune
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“L’Eté,” design for the top of a door, used in the dining room of Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Girod, at their residence located at 4 avenue Hoche, Paris. 1921. Inventory ID #45230.A. Gilded stucco bas-relief. Photo ©Paris, MAD / Jean Tholance. Collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/dessus-de-porte-l-ete
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“L’Automne,” design for the top of a door, used in the dining room of Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Girod, at their residence located at 4 avenue Hoche, Paris. 1921. Inventory ID #45230.B. Gilded stucco bas-relief. Photo ©Paris, MAD / Jean Tholance. Collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/dessus-de-porte-l-automne
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Paravent Faunes. Screen. Made in 1920 for Comte Aubaret. Inventory ID #992.782. 1920. Lacquered paint on parchment pasted on wood panels with a gilt brass frame. Photo ©Paris, MAD / Jean Tholance. Collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/paravent-faunes

Art Déco and Art Nouveau gates and screens in iron and brass. You’ll end up wanting to acquire more gateways so you can buy another. French, by ironworker Edgar Brandt. Living from 1880 to 1960, he also made armaments for the French army.

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Garden gate with with bronze fleur-de-lis, berry bush and florets. 1910-1919. Art Nouveau. Iron and brass. In the manner of Edgar Brandt. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/building-garden/doors-gates/french-art-nouveau-architectural-iron-bronze-gate-manner-edgar-brandt/id-f_4695723/?gclid=CjwKCAjw97P5BRBQEiwAGflV6YHzPAXD6g6vnIJKolYFgtpyzGuzNn0cBeIA_san12zB9soLYO1TsRoCzYkQAvD_Bw
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“L’Âge d’Or,’ patinated iron with three gilt bronze medallions. 1923. Patinated iron with gilt bronze medallions executed by Max Blondat. Retailed by Ferrobrandt Inc. New York. Maker’s marks: The garland of the single female figure is signed “MAX-BLONDAT.” Image © Phillips Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.phillips.com/detail/edgar-brandt/NY050114/46
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“Oasis” five panel screen. 1920-1929. French. Brass and nickled metal. Image ©2018 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.de/k%C3%BCnstler/edgar-brandt/oasis-five-panel-screen-52j1wlMO6FCYePas7tMY5A2

Majolica ceramic animals. French. Jerome Massier, creator. Living from 1850 to 1916, he worked under the name of Jerome Massier Fils in the Messier family firm in the south of France where they started producing majolica in the 1860s.

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Grasshopper jardinière. Majolica ceramic. ca. 1890. French. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/building-garden/planters-jardinieres/19th-century-majolica-grasshopper-jardiniere-jerome-massier/id-f_16159681/?gclid=CjwKCAjw97P5BRBQEiwAGflV6X5C2GtnB3B4tUDazfyaB_uwfBOSC3oqSNKDes3vQBb9SkxbUlt8EBoCskQQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Frog playing guitar sitting on a chair. Majolica ceramic. 1910. French. Marked on the underside. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/sculptures/animal-sculptures/rare-majolica-frog-sitting-on-chair-jerome-massier-circa-1910/id-f_12543841/?gclid=CjwKCAjw97P5BRBQEiwAGflV6cXNwIg7DB7x-tgqeUSsMGZgyjzUNVdJpkTQrRxdfXPxCcEo0Z4J3RoCj6EQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Swan jardinière. Majolica ceramic. ca. 1890. French. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/building-garden/planters-jardinieres/majolica-yellow-swan-jardiniere-jerome-massier-circa-1890/id-f_19163002/?gclid=CjwKCAjw97P5BRBQEiwAGflV6QRyKJSGS-dCp5cD9M-S0fY1-FImJyVhOSzSyoRtdwLR8HKWAMjbQxoCoEkQAvD_BwE&
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Planter in the form of chirping finches atop a grassy water tank. Majolica ceramic. ca. 1800. French. Maker’s marks: marked “Jerome Massier Fils” on the underside. Image © Jesse Davis Antiques. Fair use license. via https://www.jessedavisantiques.co.uk/en-GB/majolica/jerome-massier-bird-motif-majolica-planter/prod_10398#.Xy1WjyhKjqU

Papillons (butterflies) to put up and make your home feel like a butterfly garden. Art Déco, plates from Emile-Allain Séguy’s 1925 “Papillons.” Commissioned by American textile manufacturer F. Schumacher.

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Plate 1. Page 7. Smithsonian Libraries, Contributor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/192166#page/7/mode/1up
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Plate 3. Page 11. Smithsonian Libraries, Contributor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/192166#page/11/mode/1up
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Plate 2. Page 9. Smithsonian Libraries, Contributor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/192166#page/9/mode/1up

1920s trophy cups. Not your standard loving cup sort of thing. Sterling silver, American and British.

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Cut-glass and silver trophy cup with horn handles. Cut-glass is straight and spread with cut vertical ornament in the motif of alternating flutes and circles and a star cut to the underside. Silver collar with a flared rim and tooled leaf and berry bottom rim. Horn handles carved in the motif of animals sprouting their own horns with silver mounts. ca. 1910. American. Sterling silver, cut-glass and horn. Maker’s marks: fully marked including indistinct maker’s stamp (probably Redlich). Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/sterling-silver/antique-american-cut-glass-trophy-carved-big-game-alpha-antlers/id-f_19997302/
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Trophy cup for the Lake Michigan boat race Challenge Cup (flag detail). Tall urn design with three high-looping handles and a domed foot with garland decoration applied to the top of the urn and flowers and shells applied to the foot. Reeded rim. 1907. American. Sterling Silver. Engraved “Challenge cup for the annual competition among launches on Clark Lake, Michigan” on the front. Inscribed “Presented to the Clark Lake Yacht Club by Chauncey F. York, 1907.” 1907. American. Sterling silver. Maker’s marks: fully marked with maker’s mark for Redlich and a retailer’s mark for Bailey, Banks and Biddle. Number 4684. Image © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/143648679455
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Silver hydroplane boat race trophy with the bowl having wing mounted and leaf wrapped caryatid side handles. Applied enamel flags and circular and wreathed frames, one inset with a chased motorboat in churning water and the other being engraved “Presented by Sir Thomas J. Lipton Bart. KCVO to the National Yacht Club of Toronto for competition in outboard hydroplane races at the Canadian National National Exhibition Regatta 1929.” Baluster shaft with acanthus leaves and scrolled brackets with a raised foot with scalloping. Raised cover with a cast finial in the design of a nude angel lunging forward with one arm while clutching her drapery with the other. 1919. George V. Sterling silver. Made in London in 1929. Hallmarked. Image © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. and Nelson and Nelson Antique Silver. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/George-V-Trophy-Cup-Art-Deco-Hydroplane-Boat-Race-English-Sterling-Silver/143480968785?_trkparms=aid%3D1110002%26algo%3DSPLICE.SOI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20190711095549%26meid%3Ddca160768a9949b28e50d768bb096cb7%26pid%3D100047%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D143648679455%26itm%3D143480968785%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSellersOtherItemsV2%26brand%3DGoldsmiths+%26+Silversmiths&_trksid=p2047675.c100047.m2108