Wonderful pochoir plates, these with animals amongst the plants. From Maurice Pillard Verneuil’s “L’animal dans la décoration,” published in Paris in 1897 by the Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts.

"Cygne sauvage." Plate 1.
“Cygne sauvage.” Plate 1. Image © The New York Public Library, 2019. Fair use license. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-3ce0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
"Coqs et poules, damassé; hippocampes et algues, dentelle; lézards et ronces, grille en bronze." Plate 2,
“Coqs et poules, damassé; hippocampes et algues, dentelle; lézards et ronces, grille en bronze.” Plate 2. Image © The New York Public Library, 2019. Fair use license. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-3ce1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
"Poissons et algues, coq, écoinçon; paons et vigne; lièvres, chiens et ronces, bordure." Plate 3.
“Poissons et algues, coq, écoinçon; paons et vigne; lièvres, chiens et ronces, bordure.” Plate 3. Image © The New York Public Library, 2019. Fair use license. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-3ce2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
"Poisson et algues, papier peint; pigeon et pavots, bordure de vitrail." Plate 4.
“Poisson et algues, papier peint; pigeon et pavots, bordure de vitrail.” Plate 4. Image © The New York Public Library, 2019. Fair use license. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-3ce3-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
"Grenouilles et nénuphars, bordure; libellules, pochoir; poissons volants, libellules, bordures; milan et rat." Plate 5.
“Grenouilles et nénuphars, bordure; libellules, pochoir; poissons volants, libellules, bordures; milan et rat.” Plate 5. Image © The New York Public Library, 2019. Fair use license. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-3ce4-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
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