Paintings, mostly of Morocco, by French artist Jacques Azéma. (1910-1979). Azéma was born in France moved to Marrakech at the age of 20 where he taught art and painted.

“Village marocain.” Painted in May, 1942. French. Oil on canvas. Signed “ Jacques AZEMA, situated Maroc” and dated “MAI 42” on the lower right. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/collection-pierre-le-tan-part-i/village-marocain
Place de village animée.” 20th c. French. Tempera on paper. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2021 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/jacques-azema/place-de-village-anim%C3%A9e-b3sP7R-GIH4SmXHPBzb4Bg2



Scène de campagne.” 1971. French. Tempera on cardboard. Signed on the lower left. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2021 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/jacques-azema/sc%C3%A8ne-de-campagne-wc2YNGnUpakyq7olFC2x3Q2

Freshen up the drawing room with furniture picked out by interior designer Emilio Terry (Emilio Rene Terry y Sánchez) (1890-1969). All of these archived with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD) in Paris in 1965.

“Projet de chaise.” 20th c., before 1965. French. Gouache, pen, black ink, graphite sketch on paper. Inventory ID# CD 5154.72. Photo and © Les Arts Décoratifs,  Adagp, Paris, 2010. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/projet-de-chaise-4
“Projet de Bureau.” 1938. French. Pen, black ink, and watercolor. Inventory ID#CD 5159.1 Photo and © Les Arts Décoratifs,  Adagp, Paris, 2010. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/projet-de-bureau
“Dessin de canapé.” February 25, 1943. French. Pen, black ink, and watercolor on paper. Inventory ID#CD 5155.19. Photo and © Les Arts Décoratifs,  Adagp, Paris, 2010. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/dessin-de-canape-7
“Dessin de canapé.” October 25, 1942. French. Pen, black ink, and watercolor on paper. Inventory ID#CD 5155.16. Photo and © Les Arts Décoratifs,  Adagp, Paris, 2010. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/dessin-de-canape-4

Egg cruets. Yes, the Victorians had specialized tableware for everything imaginable. But still. . . much prettier than those ceramic bluebird looking things in Walmart.

Four egg cruet. Basket weave with a shaped base that has a beaded rim with coordinating folding handle. Four removable egg cups and four egg spoons. ca. 1890-1910. English, made in London. Silver plate. G. R. Collis and Company. maker. Maker’s marks: fully marked on the underside for G. R. Collis and Company. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/sheffield-silverplate/quality-antique-silver-plated-four-egg-cruet-gr-collis-london/id-f_21469492/
.”Cooking Tripod” novelty egg cruet in the form of a lashed cooking tripod, with a silver rope fastening the egg cups in place and a spoon attached to each leg. 1894. Victorian. English, made in Sheffield. Sterling silver. Maker mark’s: Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1894 by John Round and Son, Ltd. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/sterling-silver/victorian-novelty-cooking-tripod-sterling-silver-egg-cruet-from-1894/id-f_18886372/?gclid=CjwKCAiA1eKBBhBZEiwAX3gql6inqs0WZR86XOiIifLPiTr1H_weT5MUtSh0jwGoT9NJaoog84D5dRoC1pQQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=a
Sterling silver egg cruet with silver gilt egg cups that stand on a hexagonal star point frame with floral engraving throughout. The frame having decorative scroll feet and a heart shaped handle. 1845. Gothic Revival. Victorian. Made in London, England. Sterling silver and silver gilt. Joseph Angell and Son, maker. Maker’s marks: hallmarked in London in 1845 for Joseph Angell and Son. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/sterling-silver/gothic-revival-antique-sterling-silver-egg-cruet-hallmarked-1845/id-f_16494952/?gclid=CjwKCAiA1eKBBhBZEiwAX3gql1d8N1T5AE85QEvVzGt_n5fwREtnt7b0G44G4UPcLvjURR5K1

Sterling silver bowls, all of them on the big end of things. British. Edward Barnard and Sons, maker. Not around anymore but they created the the Lily font that was commissioned by Queen Victoria for the christening of her first born in 1840 that has been used by the royal family ever since.

Lily font. Christening font with a bowl in the form of an expanded flower with a border of water-lilies and leaves; stem formed of leaves, flanked at the base by three seated cherubs playing lyres upon a circular plinth with coats of arms and supporters.1840-1841. English. Silver-gilt. Commissioned by Queen Victoria. Image © Royal Collection Trust. Fair use license. via https://www.rct.uk/collection/31741/the-lily-font
Two-handled bowl with cylindrical ivory handles, the rim with applied notched border. 1937. Art Deco. English. Silver. Retail stamp for Harrods. Sold by Bonham’s on 2018. Image .© Purely Silver 2006 – 2020. Fair use license. via https://purelysilver.info/edward-barnard-sons/
Bowl with decorations applied by a very precise hand. 1873. English. Silver. Provided with a multitude of hallmarks. Image © 2021 Catawiki. Fair use license. via https://www.catawiki.com/l/19139955-silver-bowl-barnard-sons-ltd-london-1873

Portraits of birds from a little while ago. Scottish. Archibald Thorburn, painter. Living from 1860 to 1935, Thorburn specialized in paintings of wildlife, especially Scottish birds. Son of Robert Thorburn who painted miniatures for Queen Victoria.

“Peacock and Peacock Butterfly.” 1917. Scottish. Signed and dated on the bottom right. Image source: Bonham’s. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 80 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Archibald_Thorburn,_Peacock_and_Peacock_Butterfly,_At_87.5_x_111.5cm._Bonhams..jpg
 
“Luscinia luscinia.” 1913. Scottish. Oil on canvas. Image source “British birds.” Archibald Thorburn. Volume. I. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Luscinia_luscinia._Archibald_Thorburn.png
“Cock and hen pheasant in the undergrowth.” 1927. Scottish. Pencil and watercolor, with gum arabic, heightened with touches of bodycolor. Signed and dated signed and dated “A. Thorburn/1927′: on the lower left. Image source: Christies. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Archibald_Thorburn05a.jpg

Portraits of British women and girls painted by Scottish artist Thomas Martine Ronaldson (1881–1942).

“Summer.” 1928. Scottish. Signed on the lower right. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://www.reddit.com/r/museum/comments/6bmck9/thomas_martine_ronaldson_summer_1928/
Anna Katrina Zinkeisen. ca. 1924. Scottish. Oil on canvas. Collections of and © National Galleries of Scotland, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/anna-katrina-zinkeisen-214403
“Lesley in the Studio/The Painter’s Daughter.” 1923. Oil on canvas. Scottish. Photo credit, collections and © Falmouth Art Gallery. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/lesley-in-the-studio-14625

The American West that isn’t coming back. American, painted by James Everett Stuart. Living from 1852 to 1941, he studied at the San Francisco School of Design.

“Sunset Glow Mount Shasta.” 1921. American. Image © Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via http://bodegabayheritagegallery.com/Stuart_James_Everett.htm
“Exposed Reef Sitka Sound.” July 17, 1891. American. Signed on the lower left. Image © Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via http://bodegabayheritagegallery.com/Stuart_James_Everett.htm
“Looking across the top of Shoshone Falls, Idaho.” June 21, 1885. American. Oil on canvas. Signed on the lower left. Image © David Dee Fine Arts. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.daviddeefinearts.com/artists/james-everett-stuart?view=slider
“The Grand Geyser – Upper Geyser Basin Yellowstone.” July, 1885. American. Oi on canvas. Signed on the lower right. Image © David Dee Fine Arts. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.daviddeefinearts.com/artists/james-everett-stuart?view=slider

Silk from a sample book put together in France between 1895 and 1905. Collections of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection at the Clark Institute in Massachusetts but found through an article from the Public Domain Review.

Black with floral. Number 16187. Page 5. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalizing Federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/frenchsilksample00unse/page/n5/mode/1up
Plaid. Number 16188. Page 7. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalizing Federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/frenchsilksample00unse/page/n7/mode/1up
Dots in black and medium blue. Number 16190. Page 11. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalizing Federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/frenchsilksample00unse/page/n11/mode/1up
Floral stripe. Page 16. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalizing Federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/frenchsilksample00unse/page/n16/mode/1up
Dark red floral. Number 16196. Page 23. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalizing Federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/frenchsilksample00unse/page/n23/mode/1up
Flowers and animals. Number 16198. Page 27. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalizing Federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/frenchsilksample00unse/page/n27/mode/1up

Pictures of fruit that looks delicious. American. Richard LaBarre Goodwin, artist. Living from 1840 to 1910, he studied art in New York City.

“Still Life with Strawberries,” ca. 1885.American. Oil on canvas. Signed on the lower right. Collection of the Palmer Museum of Art. Image The Pennsylvania State University © 2021. Fair use license. via https://news.psu.edu/photo/500010/2018/01/08/richard-la-barre-goodwin-still-life-strawberries-c-1885
Strawberries. Undated. American. Image © 2021 FineArtAmerica.com. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/richard-la-barre-goodwin-1840-1910-strawberries-celestial-images.html
“A Basket of Cherries.” Undated. American. Signed on the lower right. Image © museumartpaintings.com Inc.Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via http://museumartpaintings.com/A-Basket-of-Cherries-by-Richard-LaBarre-Goodwin-13721.html#.YDZ5TehKjqU
“Currants.” 1895. American. Image ©2021 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/richard-la-barre-goodwin/currants-3J3uP0kQwyLO-fIDuqvGfA2

Desk sets to make your library look a million times fancier. Ormolu and malachite, all antique.

Ormolu and malachite and cabochon mounted desk set. Each piece decorated overall with engraved scrolling foliage. Encrier mounted with putti and inset with malachite and garnet cabochons, hinged writing pad inset to the cover with an oval veneered malachite panel, pen rest mounted with an oval cabochon, and a hinged letter holder with cream silk lined interior and three divided compartments. 1850-1875. French. Maker not known. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license, via https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/patrick-moorhead-hidden-treasures/french-ormolu-malachite-cabochon-mounted-desk-set-70/112781
Malachite and ormolu nine piece desk set with combination tray, blotting pad, inkwell, candlestick, paper knife, vesta, stamp tray, blotter, desk tray and a seal. The tray with a decorative ropetwist border. ca. 1880. Maker not known. Image  © 2008-21 Regent Antiques Limited. Fair use license. via https://www.regentantiques.com/itemDetails/07943y-Antique-Malachite-Ormolu-Mounted-9-Piece-Desk-Set-c.1880
Ormolu desk set with malachite cabochons with a pen tray, desk tidy and candlestick. 19th c. Maker not known. Image © 2021, The Antique Guild. Fair use license. via https://theantiqueguild.com.au/products/gilded-three-piece-desk-set-with-malachite-cabochons