Silver wine trolleys. Just the thing if the sommelier just resigned and the butler can’t fill in.

Wine serving trolley with two bowls atop the handled cart. ca. 1920. English. Silver plate. Image © 2002-2021 LiveAuctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/97889804_english-silverplate-wine-serving-trolley
Wine trolley formed as a chariot, the sides with beaded borders above applied and engraved grapevine. The reverse engraved with Bacchus seated on a barrel engraved with the initials “AM” and raising a glass, all raised on two large back wheels decorated wtih flowers and foliage and centered with lion marks. Small front wheel on fixed double-scroll axel headed by an open-mouthed lion head and a twisted strap handle. ca. 1885. French. Silver. Maker’s marks: The body with a maker’s mark and French control mark. Front axel with a French control mark. Made in Paris by Fray Fils. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2010/19th-century-furniture-sculpture-ceramics-silver-and-works-of-art-n08627/lot.36.html
Silver plated wine trolley with two cut-glass decanters. 19th c. English. Maker not known. Image © 2021 Heritage Auctions. Fair use license. via https://fineart.ha.com/itm/silver-and-vertu/hollowware/an-english-silver-plated-wine-trolley-with-two-cut-glass-decanters-19th-century14-h-x-16-3-4-w-x-6-3-8-d-inches-356-x-4-total-/a/5281-61832.s
Wine trolley adorned with a grapevine motif. ca. 1890. French. Silver plate over bronze. Christofle, maker. Maker’s marks for “CHRFISTOFLE”. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/sheffield-silverplate/christofle-silver-plate-wine-trolley/id-f_11377261/

Fairies in flight. English. Walter Jenks Morgan, artist. Living from 1847 to 1924, he studied at the Birmingham School of Art. A member of the Birmingham Art Circle.

“A Fairy Ring.” Undated. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.flickr.com/photos/sofi01/11406300036/
“Here I am to Rescue You.” Undated. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain due to age. via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/here-i-am-to-rescue-walter-jenks-morgan.html
“Where Rural Fays and Fairies Dwell.: ca. 1900. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain due to age. via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/where-rural-fays-and-fairies-dwell-walter-jenks-morgan.html

One of those bias cut silk frocks and the boat train awaits. More from the 1930 brochure for the French ocean liner”L’Atlantique.” Compagnie de Navigation Sud-Atlantique, publisher. Collection of the Wolfsonian at Florida International University.

“Le promenade vitré.” Page 22. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/24x?search=Deco
“Salle à manger et salle de jeu des enfants.” Page 25. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/25x?search=Deco
“La Piscine.” Page 27. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/27x?search=Deco

Imagery from the 1907 “Chanson de Roland (The Song of Roland),” translated from the Old French by Isabel Butler. Designed by Bruce Rogers. A headpiece vignette and five roundels, all hand-colored, based on stained glass windows in Chartres Cathedral.

“I. The Treachery of Ganelon”. Headpiece vignette. Page 8. Collections of the Wellesley College Library. Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/songofroland00butl_0/page/n8/mode/1up
Roundel. Page 9. Collections of the Wellesley College Library. Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/songofroland00butl_0/page/9/mode/1up
Roundel. Page 18. Collections of the Wellesley College Library. Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/songofroland00butl_0/page/18/mode/1up
Roundel. Page 20. Collections of the Wellesley College Library. Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/songofroland00butl_0/page/20/mode/1up
Roundel. Page 21. Collections of the Wellesley College Library. Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/songofroland00butl_0/page/21/mode/2up
Roundel. Page 30. Collections of the Wellesley College Library. Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/songofroland00butl_0/page/30/mode/2up

Portraits of Native Americans from before a lot of people decided to go out west and it was never the same again. From George Catlin’s work, “O-Kee-Pa; a Religious Ceremony; and other Customs of the Mandans,” an account of an annual religious ceremony practiced by the Mandan tribe. Published in 1867.

Page 62. George Catlin, artist. Simonau and Toovey, lithographers. Collections of the University of Pittsburgh Library System.  Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/okeepareligiousc00catl/page/n62/mode/1up
Page 71. George Catlin, artist. Simonau and Toovey, lithographers. Collections of the University of Pittsburgh Library System.  Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/okeepareligiousc00catl/page/n70/mode/1up
Page 95. George Catlin, artist. Simonau and Toovey, lithographers. Collections of the University of Pittsburgh Library System.  Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/okeepareligiousc00catl/page/n94/mode/1up

These were published towards the end of Catlin’s life, but the images and the text refer back to a visit in July of 1832 when Catlin was joined by, among others, a J. Kipp who was agent for the Missouri Fur Company.

Silver by Emanuele Caber of Milan. ca. 1820-1850, all with animals incorporated in the design.

Pair of silver candlesticks decorated with monkeys. Circular base with a border decorated with a frieze of water leaves and laurel leaves. Stem topped by a seated monkey wearing an Egyptian style headdress and holding a pineapple on its head with both hands. Loaded bases. Foot rim engraved “MH”. ca. 1820. Made in Milan, Italy. Silver. Emanuele Caber, silverworker. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/style-orfevrerie-et-objets-de-vertu/an-italian-pair-of-silver-candlesticks-with
Pair of silver salt boxes made as two cups supported by swans with a round base on zoomorphic feet. 1825-1850. Made in Milan, Italy. Emanuele Caber, silverworker. Maker’s marks: Punches: starry world, plow, silversmith’s mark under the sign of the deer. Image © 2000-2018 arsvalue.com. Fair use license. via https://www.arsvalue.com/it/lotti/77985/coppia-di-saliere-in-argento-milano-emanuele-caber-secondo-quarto-del-xix
Silver coffee pot with an ogive body resting on a base with high grooves and the ovoli frame repeated on the neck. Large beak/spout with the final part modeled as a dog’s head. Decorated with a figure of Mercury made in bas relief. Hinged lid with a swan finial. Wooden handle with silver attachments depicting volutes alt. ca. 1840. Made in Milan, Italy. Silver. Emanuel Caber, silverworker. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lot/lot-interessante-caffettiera-in-argento-milano-1840-ca-1963369/?

More tropical fish taken from John Whitchurch Bennett’s 1830 work “A selection from the most remarkable and interesting of the fishes found on the coast of Ceylon.” Some of the first images of tropical fish published in London. These plates are from the 1834 edition.

Chaetodon vespertilio.” Page 31. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/selectionfrommo00benn/page/n31/mode/1up
:\”Chaetodon vagabundus.” Page 40. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/selectionfrommo00benn/page/n39/mode/1up
Scorpaena miles.” Page 48. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/selectionfrommo00benn/page/n48/mode/1up
Balistes aculeatus viridis/” Page 52. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/selectionfrommo00benn/page/n51/mode/1up
Sparus Decussatus.” Page 68. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/selectionfrommo00benn/page/n68/mode/1up

Aspirational decor to spruce up your home for when the Prince Regent stops by. Illustrations from the 1816 work by H. Repton, Esquire and his son J. Adey Repton , F.A.S, “Fragments on the theory and practice of landscape gardening : including some remarks on Grecian and Gothic architecture.” Published in London.

“Window at Barningham.” Page 75. Collections of the University of Wisconsin. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://search.library.wisc.edu/digital/ARNROAEXKQQ7R38Y/pages/ACB3R7B4CWXU3F8J
“Window at Barningham.” Page 76. Collections of the University of Wisconsin. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://search.library.wisc.edu/digital/ARNROAEXKQQ7R38Y/pages/AAO7SHRC5YAGOK8J
“Barningham Hall, Norfolk/. J. T. Mott Esquire.” (stairhall detail). Page 78. Collections of the University of Wisconsin. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://search.library.wisc.edu/digital/ARNROAEXKQQ7R38Y/pages/ABO74KVBEQUXAP8U
Interior with chairs with red upholstery.(upper image) Page 113. Collections of the University of Wisconsin. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://search.library.wisc.edu/digital/ARNROAEXKQQ7R38Y/pages/AGO5PWJ3Q47FA78R
Interior with bookcases. Page 113. Collections of the University of Wisconsin. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://search.library.wisc.edu/digital/ARNROAEXKQQ7R38Y/pages/AGO5PWJ3Q47FA78R
“The Vinery.” Page 210. Collections of the University of Wisconsin. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://search.library.wisc.edu/digital/ARNROAEXKQQ7R38Y/pages/AONVN57XL7RQWE8L
“The Rosary at Ashridge.” Page 233, Collections of the University of Wisconsin. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://search.library.wisc.edu/digital/ARNROAEXKQQ7R38Y/pages/AQK27H2O2PZW5D8K

Cathedral clocks in the best Gothic Revival and Neo-Gothic style. Very popular around when Victoria married Albert.

Porcelain cathedral form mantel clock with a light green ground and gilt highlights. The clock face set above faux stained glass windows and the arched doorway painted with a foreground and cathedral in the distance, set on a rectangular base with an imitation marble and geometric floral band design. ca. 1830. French. Dagoty, maker. Maker’s marks: Iron-red stenciled mark “Ancienne Maison Dagoty / Ed. Honore A Paris / 4 Boulevard Poissoniere” to the underside. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/clocks/mantel-clocks/gothic-revival-dagoty-honore-porcelain-cathedral-form-mantel-clock/id-f_5046143/?gclid=CjwKCAiAsaOBBhA4EiwAo0_AnKUJiOv6z-XjYr5BJwIIo9jC583u7IvpOTr1OinJQC1S_ZkGejOFHxoCBz8QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Large gilt brass bracket or mantel clock, the case, with engraved floral decoration and applied colored cabochon jewel mounts, encloses a gilt 7″ Roman dial with a finely scroll engraved center and an eight day spring driven movement with anchor escapement chiming the quarters on a nest of two bells. ca. 1870. Gothic Revival. French. The movement having been made in Saint Nicolas d’ Aliermont, by Pierre-Honoré-César Pons and then finished by the Parisian Clock maker, Louis Achille Brocot. Retailed by Hall and Company, Manchester, England. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/clocks/mantel-clocks/large-19th-century-french-gothic-revival-mantel-clock/id-f_11810171/.
Gilt shelf clock in the form of the west facade of Reims Cathedral. The case of finely detailed cast and fire gilt bronze. The dial of twelve porcelain Roman numeral chapters is in the rose window opening. Blued steel sunburst hands, spring-powered, eight-day time and strike movement that has a silk thread suspension and external count-wheel, the gong mounted in the inlaid wooden plinth being controlled by the movement. ca. 1835. Gothic Revival. French. Maker’s marks: strike movement marked “Cailly Freres”. Image  © 2021 Bidsquare Inc. and Skinner Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.bidsquare.com/online-auctions/skinner/gilt-reims-cathedral-form-shelf-clock-93474

Gilt Reims Cathedral-form Shelf Clock

Gilt bronze sphinxes. Various times as the fashion for Egyptian/Egyptian Revival inspired decorations never really goes away.

Gilt bronze sphinxes on later Levanto Rosso marble rectangular bases. 19th c. Empire. Maker not known. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/true-connoisseurship-the-collection-of-ezra-cecile-zilkha/a-pair-of-empire-gilt-bronze-sphinxes-19th-century
Bronze sphinxes mounted on Russian malachite bases. Early 20th c. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/sculptures/pair-of-antique-egyptian-sphinx-sculptures/id-f_869117/?gclid=CjwKCAiAjp6BBhAIEiwAkO9WuvCPaDz1Cqd4BpFMem0gRknFf7ZHvgwAIJ54Wozs94fLH61I1VTQ-BoCLccQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
Madame de Pompadour depicted as a large gilt sphinx.Probably a store or lobby decorative display item. 1930s-1950s in the style of Louis XV. Composition. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/sculptures/figurative-sculptures/madame-pompadour-depicted-as-large-gilt-sphinx/id-f_4698023/?gclid=CjwKCAiAjp6BBhAIEiwAkO9WungrSwr4y6Gzc9Q5fpNkbKapq_ZifafAFXYk2Cs8f8pJK941f-pEmhoCygEQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
Pen shell inlaid brass sphinx. Undated. Scarborough House. Image © 2021 Chairish, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.chairish.com/product/2657785/scarborough-house-penshell-inlaid-brass-sphinx?gclid=CjwKCAiAjp6BBhAIEiwAkO9Wuo3BtefQxCxjnFjL0uNMxleIWuZodenyVrXZ9wQ2Pz3_4uh2nvjHbBoCH6oQAvD_BwE
Cast gilt bronze chenets modeled as sphinxes that feather a rich blue rocaille cartouche with fleur de lys. Based on a pair of sphinx chenets made ca. 1710 Guillaume de Grof (1680-1742) who was patronized by King Louis XIV. 1850-1899. French. Image © 2021 Chairish, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.chairish.com/product/2618327/pair-of-19th-century-gilt-bronze-sphinx-chenets-with-fleur-de-lys-cartouche