Egyptian Revival tables from various revivals. A torchere too but it fits right in. Make your barge look like Cleopatra’s.

Egyptian Revival console table with a Black Portoro marble top, a frieze carved with gilt decorated fans and rosettes and a central medallion with a framed and gilt Egyptian scene along with the legs in the form of standing gilt sphinxes. Undated. Maker not known. Image © 2021 Chairish, Inc. and J&M Antiques, Bradenton, Florida. Fair use license. via https://www.chairish.com/product/2343515/egyptian-revival-carved-and-giltwood-console-table
Pedestal table in mahogany, gilded beech with gold leaf and green lacquered beech decorated with swans. 19th c. Maker not known. Image © MLD Antiquités and proantic.com. Fair use license. via https://www.proantic.com/display.php?mode=obj&id=805103

Pair of Regency Egyptian Revival ebonized and giltwood console tables with winged sphinx supports. Each one with a rectangular marble top surmounted by a low superstructure carved with a pharaoh set between crocodiles, above a frieze carved in low relief with black-painted hieroglyphs incorporating scarabs, falcons, scorpions, and ankhs, supported by a winged sphinx. Inscribed “Chenu” with a mirrored backboard. ca. 1805. Probably British. Maker not known. Image © Hyde Park Antiques Ltd. Fair use license. via http://www.hydeparkantiques.com/item/a-pair-of-magnificent-regency-egyptian-revival-giltwood-and-ebonised-console-tables/
Iron and bronze plant stand/ceremonial bowl/torchere. Vintage. Neoclassical/Egyptian Revival. Maitland-Smith, maker. Image © 1995-2021 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/254846468860

Antique silver confituriers or jam pots that come with their own spoons. Sounds so much better in the French . . .

Sterling silver confiturier with a thick cut glass urn with a silver stand with double scroll foliate handles and lid with a wreath handle above a cut-cardwork foliate roundel, gadrooned rim with slots and lower bracing band for twelve sterling silver vermeil sugar spoons with a delicate floral pattern. Square base on four clawed feet with foliate supports. ca. 1819-1938. French. Maker not known. Unidentified maker’s mark on spoons. Image © 2002-2021 LiveAuctioneers and Skinner Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/107194798_french-sterling-silver-confiturier-with-spoons
Silver gilt round form confiturier, the body with open-work figures in the manner of antiquity, four sphinx feet, two handles, and the socket lid with a sculpted swan finial. Colorless glass liner and 12 silver-gilt spoons. 1819-1938. French. Maker not known. Maker’s marks: Paris warranty stamp for 1819-1838. Image © 2021 Dorotheum GmbH & Co KG. Fair use license. via https://www.dorotheum.com/en/l/836759/
Confiturier in silver with the original cut crystal bowl and a silver frame that features twin folate-cast and hinged handles that flank the silver lidded crystal bowl, its rim fitted with a conforming detachable silver collar-shaped spoon holder that holds the ten associated sterling silver spoons. Circular foot decorated with a gadrooned border, atop a square base on scrolled foliate shaped feet. 1823-1838. French. Made in Paris by Charles Antoine Amand Lenglet (1791-1855). Maker’s marks: First standard Paris mark for 1819-1838. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/bowls/french-silver-confiturier-charles-antoine-amand-lenglet-paris-circa-1835/id-f_17512891/

Landscapes with a few people from another place in time to dream your way back to. Probably doesn’t look like that anymore. Painted by English artist John Rogers Herbert who lived from 1810 to 1986. Studied at the Royal Academy Schools.

“Landscape in the North of Israel.” 1873. English. Oil on board. Signed “J. R. Herbert RA” and dated 1873 on the lower left. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/eclectic-new-york/landscape-in-the-north-of-israel
“LABORARE EST ORARE (to labour is to pray) And some fell upon rock: and as soon as it was sprung up it withered away because it had no moisture And some fell among thorns, and the thorns growing up with it choked [sic] And some fell upon good ground : and sprung up and yielded fruit a hundred fold Gospel of St. Luke. The monks of St. Bernard’s Abbey Leicester gathering the harvest of 1861. The boys in the adjoining field are from the Reformatory under the care of these Religious.’” Collections of the Tate Galleries. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/herbert-laborare-est-orare-t01455
“Asyut on the Nile.” 1873. English. Image source: r
http://www.johnrogersherbert.co.uk/painting. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Asyut_on_the_Nile.jpg
“Approaching the Oasis.” 1880. English. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “J. R. Herbert RA 1880” on the lower left. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/14883/lot/243/?category=list

Cobras that look like they are about to get you all in silver plate and iron sitting on plinths to put around the house and confuse the cat. Different.

Pair of “Cobra Royal” Pocket watch holders, both in gilt and silver-plated bronze on marble plinths. ca. 1920s. Gaston Rischmann, creator. Maker’s marks: one impressed ” Rischmann/MADE IN FRANCE “. The other being impressed ” Rischmann/FRANCE .” Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/a-celebration-of-art-deco-decorative-arts-from-the-collection-of-dr-stephen-kelly/two-cobra-royal-pocket-watch-holders
King cobra mascot in silver-plate sitting on a display base. 1920s. French. Henri Rischmann, creator. Maker’s marks: Signed and marked “France:” Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25339/lot/80/?category=list
Wrought iron snake-form pocket watch holder. ca. 1925. Art Deco. Wrought Iron. Edgar Brant, maker. Maker’s marks for E. Brandt. Image © 2021 Heritage Auctions. Fair use license. via https://fineart.ha.com/itm/paintings/an-edgar-brandt-art-deco-wrought-iron-snake-form-pocket-watch-holder-circa-1925marks-ebrandt4-1-2-inches-high/a/5314-65346.s

Novelty ice buckets, mostly in silver but all Art Deco. Sometimes referred to as champagne coolers.

Silver plate novelty ice bucket in the form of a parakeet. 1930-1939. Art Deco. Austrian. Maker not known. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/barware/novelty-art-deco-ice-bucket-form-parakeet-austria-circa-1930/id-f_8857653/
Silver plate wine cooler/ice bucket that features a lidded section for crushed ice between the two crafted bottle compartments. ca. 1920s-1930s. Art Deco. Maker not known.  © 2008-21 Regent Antiques Limited. Fair use license. via https://www.regentantiques.com/itemDetails/07788-Silver-Plated-Art-Deco-Style-Wine-Cooler-Ice-Bucket
Ice bucket in brass and silver on a stand. 1980s. Art Deco in style. Italian Made by Larry Laslo for Towle. Image © 2016  On Antique Row.  Fair use license. via http://www.onantiquerow.com/products/art-deco-style-ice-bucket-on-stand-brass-and-silver-larry-laslo-for-towle/3287





Silver plate champagne ice bucket/wine holder with swan neck head motif handles. 1950s. Art Deco/Regency. French. Silver plated brass with brass bands at the base. Stamped underneath. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/barware/french-regency-swan-neck-handle-bronze-silver-champagne-ice-bucket-wine-holder/id-f_22180852/

Beautiful textiles produced by Alexander Morton (1844-1923). Starting out selling muslins created in weavers’ homes, Morton established his own factory and produced fabrics with designs he bought from the Silver Studio and Bailie Scott, amongst others. His fabrics were carried by Liberty of London. Morton was born in Scotland but his factories were in Ireland.

Cotton textile with a design inspired by Sardinian peasant embroideries. 1926. British. Cotton in a plain weave with brocading in chenille yarns. Alexander Morton, designer. Image © Cooper Hewitt Museum. Fair use license. via https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18343651/
Wool and silk woven furnishing fabric, double cloth with silk pockets in an Italian style with floral and leaf tracery. ca. 1891. British. Alexander Morton and Company, maker. Courtaulds Design Library Collections, Victoria and Albert Museum. Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2021. Fair use license. via https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O1434621/furnishing-fabric-alexander-morton/
Furnishing fabric woven with a tapestry effect with peacocks, flowers, tulips, vines, and leaves. 1890-1900. British. Wool and cotton. Alexander Morton and Company, maker. Courtaulds Design Library Collections, Victoria and Albert Museum. Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2021. Fair use license. via https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O1434568/furnishing-fabric-alexander-morton/

Geometrical figures and perspective drawings, 16th century watercolors preserved at the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel in Lower Saxony. No artist or author’s name but beautiful.

Image 63. Collections of the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel. In the pubic domain due to age. via https://diglib.hab.de/wdb.php?dir=mss/74-1-aug-2f&distype=thumbs
Image 65. Collections of the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel. In the pubic domain due to age. via https://diglib.hab.de/wdb.php?dir=mss/74-1-aug-2f&distype=thumbs
Image 69. Image 65. Collections of the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel. In the pubic domain due to age. via https://diglib.hab.de/wdb.php?dir=mss/74-1-aug-2f&distype=thumbs

Visions of an earlier Greece back in 1801 to 1806, back when it was part of the Ottoman Empire. Illustrative plates from Volume I of Edward Dodwell’s 1819 work “A Classical and topographical tour through Greece.” Published in London.

“Sacred well at Patra.” Page 150. British. From a drawing by S. Pomardi. Smith, engraver. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/classicaltopogra01dodw/page/n150/mode/1up
“Drawbridge at Corfu.” Page 63. British. From a drawing by S. Pomardi. Charles Heath, engraver. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/classicaltopogra01dodw/page/n63/mode/1up
“Zakunthos.” Page 113. British. From a drawing by S. Pomardi. William Lizars, engraver. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/classicaltopogra01dodw/page/n113/mode/1up

“Salona.” Page 179. British. After a drawing by Edward Dodwell. Radcliffe, engraver. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/classicaltopogra01dodw/page/n179/mode/1up

Table lamps that are more interesting than the Home Depot kind. Art Deco, made by Maison Desny in Paris, France who were in business from 1929 to 1937.


Table light. ca. 1927. Made in Paris. Nickel plated-metal and glass. La Maison Desny, maker. Maker’s marks: stamped “DESNY PARIS MADE IN FRANCE DEPOSE”. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5858664
Table lamp. ca. 1920s. La Maison Desny, maker. Maker’s marks: stamped “DESNY PARIS MADE IN FRANCE DEPOSE”. Image © Charme Antiques. Fair use license. via https://charmeantiques.com/6055/table-lamp-by-maison-desny/

Table lamp. ca. 1925-1930. Made in Paris, France. Nickel plated metal and glass. Maison Desny, maker. Maker’s marks: Stamped on the underside “DESNY PARIS MADE IN FRANCE DEPOSE”. Image © 2021 William Doyle Galleries, Inc. Fair use license. via https://doyle.com/auctions/18dd01-doyledesign/catalogue/224-maison-desny-nickel-plated-and-glass-table-lamp
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Table lamp. 1927-1937. French. Aluminum and glass. Attributed to Maison Desny. Collections of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Australia. Image © Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. Fair use license. via https://collection.maas.museum/object/345311

Studies for interiors executed for the Atelier Stylea in 1925. Screams Art Deco. Eugène Freyssinet, creator. A lot in a current Sotheby’s auction catalogue.

Interior with cabinet and lamp. 1925. French. Gouache on paper. Eugène Freyssinet, creator, done for the Atelier Stylea. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/a-celebration-of-art-deco-decorative-arts-from-the-collection-of-dr-stephen-kelly/set-of-ten-studies-for-interiors
Interior with a cabinet and lamp with a geometric wall treatment. 1925. French. Gouache on paper. Eugène Freyssinet, creator, done for the Atelier Stylea. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/a-celebration-of-art-deco-decorative-arts-from-the-collection-of-dr-stephen-kelly/set-of-ten-studies-for-interiors
Interior with a cabinet and lamp with a geometric wall treatment with floral border. 1925. French. Gouache on paper. Eugène Freyssinet, creator, done for the Atelier Stylea. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/a-celebration-of-art-deco-decorative-arts-from-the-collection-of-dr-stephen-kelly/set-of-ten-studies-for-interiors
Interior with armchair. 1925. French. Gouache on paper. Eugène Freyssinet, creator, done for the Atelier Stylea. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/a-celebration-of-art-deco-decorative-arts-from-the-collection-of-dr-stephen-kelly/set-of-ten-studies-for-interiors
Interior with a cabinet and books. 1925. French. Gouache on paper. Eugène Freyssinet, creator, done for the Atelier Stylea. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/a-celebration-of-art-deco-decorative-arts-from-the-collection-of-dr-stephen-kelly/set-of-ten-studies-for-interiors
Interior with round mirror. 1925. French. Gouache on paper. Eugène Freyssinet, creator, done for the Atelier Stylea. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/a-celebration-of-art-deco-decorative-arts-from-the-collection-of-dr-stephen-kelly/set-of-ten-studies-for-interiors
Interior with wood cabinet and scuplture. 1925. French. Gouache on paper. Eugène Freyssinet, creator, done for the Atelier Stylea. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/a-celebration-of-art-deco-decorative-arts-from-the-collection-of-dr-stephen-kelly/set-of-ten-studies-for-interiors
Interior with cabinet and vase of flowers. 1925. French. Gouache on paper. Eugène Freyssinet, creator, done for the Atelier Stylea. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/a-celebration-of-art-deco-decorative-arts-from-the-collection-of-dr-stephen-kelly/set-of-ten-studies-for-interiors
Interior with upholstered armchair and table. 1925. French. Gouache on paper. Eugène Freyssinet, creator, done for the Atelier Stylea. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/a-celebration-of-art-deco-decorative-arts-from-the-collection-of-dr-stephen-kelly/set-of-ten-studies-for-interiors