Still lifes with sea shells. One with flowers, too. French. Antoine Berjon, artist (1754-1843). Worked in watercolor and oils along with pastels. Designed silks in Lyon, too.

“Still Life With Flowers, Shells, a Shark’s Head, and Petrifications.” 1819. Oil. Collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Antoine_Berjon,Still_Life_With_Flowers,_Shells,_a_Shark%27s_Head,_and_Petrifications(1819).jpg
“Coquillages et Madreposes.” Undated. French. Collections of the Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lyon. Image source: the Bridgeman Art Library. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Berjon,Antoine%E2%80%94Still_Life_of_Shells_and_Coral.jpg and https://www.walmart.com/ip/Coquillages-et-Madreposes-Antoine-Berjon-1754-1843French-Musee-des-Beaux-Arts-Lyon-Canvas-Art-Antoine-Berjon-18-x-24/184454044?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0
“Still life of seashells.” Early 19th c. Oil on zinc. School of Antoine Berjon. Image source: © Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.flickr.com/photos/eoskins/24787919558

Flower pictures. French. Louis Valtat, artist, Living from 1869 to 1952, he is associated with the Fauvist movement. Studied at the Académie Julian. A collaborator of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

“Les vases de fleurs.” Undated. French. Signed on the lower right. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2020 TRINITY HOUSE PAINTINGS LTD. Fair use license. via https://www.trinityhousepaintings.com/art/valtat-vases-de-fleurs/
Anémones et marguerites au vase bleu.” 1933. Oil on canvas. Signed on the lower right. © Estate of the artist. Image © artfrancais.com. Fair use license. via https://www.artfrancais.com/artists/78-louis-valtat/works/9424-louis-valtat-anemones-et-marguerites-au-vase-bleu-1933/
“Vase de Fleurs.” Undated. Oil on canvas. Signed on the lower right. © Estate of the artist. Image ©2020 MARK MURRAY FINE PAINTINGS. Fair use license. via https://www.markmurray.com/louis-valtat-paintings-for-sale

Down to the water for a holiday outing with American artist Fairfield Porter. Living from 1907 to 1975, he studied at the Art Students’ League in New York City.

“Islands.” 1968. Oil and canvas. Signed and dated on the upper right. © Estate of the artist. Image © Tibor de Nagy Galler. Fair use license. via https://www.tibordenagy.com/exhibitions/fairfield-porter2
“The Schooner II.” 1965. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “Fairfield Porter 1965” on the lower right. Signed and dated and inscribed with title (on the stretcher). © Estate of the artist. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Paintings/fairfield-porter-the-schooner-ii-6134502-details.aspx?lid=1&from=relatedlot&intobjectid=6134502
“The Kitchen Steps.” 1962. Acrylic on canvas. Acrylic on canvas. Signed and dated at the lower right “Fairfield Porter 62.” © Estate of the artist. Image © Hirschl and Adler Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.hirschlandadler.com/modern-inventory/fairfield-porter-1907-19756

Out and about just a little bit back. American. Alson Skinner Clark, Impressionist artist (1876-1949).

“Entre Nous.” ca. 1903. American. Oil on panel. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/alson-skinner-clark-american-1876-1949-entre-nous-5809261-details.aspx
“Wells Street Bridge and Northwestern Station.” ca. 1900. American. Oil. Signed on the lower left. Image © 2020 BERNARD FRIEDMAN. Fair use license. via http://www.chicagomodern.org/art/view/wells_street_bridge_and_northwestern_station
“Carson, Pirie Scott & Company, Chicago.” 1908. American. Oil on canvas. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/lot.253.html/2015/property-collection-robert-s-pirie-fine-decorative-arts-n09449

A few things to pick up that they don’t have at IKEA. Home decor in the French Empire style. Claude Galle, maker (1757-1815).

Pair of gilt-bronze ewers, the handles formed as satyrs and the body decorated with victories, masks of men, foliage and palmettes in applique. Pedestals resting on a quadrangular base. Empire. Gilt-bronze. Attributed to Claude Galle. Image ©  2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/the-french-touch-hommage-a-alain-et-catherine-bernard/a-pair-of-gilt-bronze-ewers-empire-attributed-to
Pair of “Aux Amours” vases with an elongated baluster form, both with handles formed as two winged putti resting their hands on the circular gadrooned rim of the vase with the handles arising from tapering acanthus leaves supporte on the back of a crouching winged griffin, each seated upon the head of a bearded Bacchic head. Anthemion band around the body of the vase above a fluted base above a spreading circular foot that rests upon a shaped plinth each side of which is mounted with alternate winged putto supporting a scrolled anthemion and a torchère surmounted by a griffin. 1805-1810. French. Attributed to Claude Galle. Image © 2020 RICHARD REDDING ANTIQUES LTD. Fair use license. via https://www.richardreddingantiques.com/artists/51-claude-galle-%28attributed-to%29/works/9997/
Pair of gilt-bronze two-light ormolu wall-lights (candle-holders). Each with an acanthus and palmette backplate issuing a winged harpy holding aloft in each hand a semi-circular foliate-wrapped trumpet-shaped branch supporting vase-shaped candle-holders. ca. 1810. French. Gilt-bronze and patinated bronze. Attributed to Claude Galle. Image © 2020 AnticStore and Galerie Philippe Guegan. Fair use license. via https://www.anticstore.art/79536P

Out into the fields with mounds of hay. French. Jules-Jacques Veyrassat, painter. Living from 1828 to 1893, most of his work features animals. Associated with the Barbizon School.

“After the Harvest.” 19th c. Oil on canvas. Signed “J. Veyrassat” on the lower left. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/the-french-touch-hommage-a-alain-et-catherine-bernard/jules-jacques-veyrassat-after-the-harvest
Harvesting Hay (La Moisson”. 19th c. Oil on canvas. Signed “J. Veyrasset” on the lower right. Image © 2020 William Doyle Galleries, Inc. Fair use license. via https://doyle.com/auctions/18cn02-english-continental-furniture-old-masters/catalogue/87-jules-jacques-veyrassat
“Harvesting” 19th c. Oil on panel. Signed on the lower right. Image © Williams and Son, Richmond on Thames. Fair use license. via https://www.williamsandson.com/artwork-details/808241/18690/jules-jacques-veyrassat-1828-1893-harvesting
“Last Load of Wheat.” 1892. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts. In the public domain because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jacques_Jules_Veyrassat_-Last_Load_of_Wheat79.187-_Detroit_Institute_of_Arts.jpg

Paintings with interesting skies and a few people. More going on there than in the rest of the picture. Austrian. Josef Püttner, artist. Living from 1821 to 1881 he was born in what is now the Czech republic.

“Venedig, Reges Treiben am Markusplatz.” 1859. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated signed, dated “J. C. B. Püttner.” Image © Dorotheum GmbH & Co. KG and lotsearch.de. Fair use license. via https://www.dorotheum.com/fileadmin/lot-images/38B200908/normal/josef-carl-berthold-puettner-6844336.jpg
Die Bucht von Valparaiso in Chile.” 1859. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “J.C.B. Püttner / 1859 Valparaiso” on the bottom right. Image source Van Ham Kunstauktionen, In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Josef_Carl_Berthold_P%C3%BCttner_Die_Bucht_von_Valparaiso_in_Chile_1859.jpg
“Mündung der Maas bei Rotterdam in Holland,” 1859. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “J. B. C. Püttner, 1859” on the lower right. Image source: Dorotheum. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Josef_Carl_Berthold_P%C3%BCttner_M%C3%BCndung_der_Maas_1859.jpg

Very romantic looking landscapes from a little bit back. German. Eduard Agricola, painter (1800-1872).

Sunset in the Bay of Naples.” 1835. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “Ed. Agricola / 1835” on the bottom left. Sold at Christies in London in 2010. Image source Bruce Rasmussen, Copenhagen. In the public domain because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eduard_Agricola_-Sunset_in_the_Bay_of_Naples(1835).jpg
View from the island of Procida in the Gulf of Naples.” 1847. Oil on canvas. Image source: Palais Dorotheum, Wien. Signed and dated “Ed. Agricola 1847” on the bottom center. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eduard_Agricola_-Blick_von_der_Insel_Procida_in_den_Golf_von_Neapel(1847).jpg
View of Castel Gandolfo and Lake Albano,” 19th c. Oil on canvas. Signed on the bottom right. Image source: Auktionshaus Michael Zeller, London. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eduard_Agricola_Castel_Gandolfo.jpg

Fan leaves that never did get turned into fans. From the website of Europeana which is a website with items from museums in the European Union.

Painted fan leaf with a landscape of mountains and a rising moon. Intended as a design for a fan. Silk and watercolor. 1850-1900. Dutch/Flemish. Maker not known. Collections of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Image in the public domain. via https://classic.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/90402/RP_T_1951_70.html?utm_source=new-website&utm_medium=button
Fan leaf made from Halas lace. 1910-1914. Austrian. Maker not known. Collections of the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna. Image © MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna. Fair use license. via https://classic.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/15514/T_10073_1093.html?q=fan+leaf#dcId=1599406343719&p=5
Lace fan leaf in the motif of two soldiers and a seven-headed monster. 1915. Lace. Anna Rucsinszki, designer. Staatliche Spitzenschule in Körmök Banya, manufacturer. Austrian. Maker not known. Collections of the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna. Image © MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna. Fair use license. via https://classic.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/15514/T_10073_1075.html?q=fan+leaf#dcId=1599406343719&p=8

Decorated columns from the Baroque period in the 17th century. The second pair was part of an altarpiece. Not sure that the first pair was meant to be.

Pair of columns in black lacquered wood, decorated with flowers and golden garlands. The twisted shaft is surmounted by a Corinthian chapriteau. 17th c. Baroque. Italian. Wood. Image ©  Laurence Helmer et Maison James, Saint-Ouen, France and proantic.com. Fair use license. via https://www.proantic.com/display.php?mode=obj&id=642834
Pair of twisted wall-mounted columns in white and gilded lacquered oak carved with vine branches and topped with capitals. Elements of an altarpiece from the end of the 17th century. White and gilded lacquered oak. Maker not known. Image ©  expertissim.com. Fair use license. via https://www.expertissim.com/paire-colonnes-salomoniques-fin-xviie-siecle-12229037