In the garden with American painter Theodore Wores. Living from 1859 to 1939, he studied at the San Francisco School of Design and painted with William Merritt Chase. A friend of James Whistler and Oscar Wilde.

“Honolulu Garden (The Gardens of Ainahau, Waikiki).” 1902. American. Oil on canvas. Signed, dated and inscribed “Theodore Wores. 1902, Ainahau, Honolulu” on the lower right. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24066/lot/157/
“Hawaiian House.” 1901. American. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated on the lower left. Private collection. Image source: fada.com. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 80 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%27Hawaiian_House%27,_oil_on_canvas_painting_by_Theodore_Wores.jpg
“My Studio.” Undated. American. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.amazon.com/My-Studio-Home-Theodore-Wores-CANVAS/dp/B008KCHYO0

Lake Nemi, Italy. Various painters from various countries who all painted in Rome. Everyone did, sharing with what we would call studio/roommates if you weren’t rich enough to rent one by yourself.

“Vue du lac de Nemi,” 1869. Gouache. Artist not known. Annotated “Nemi 1869” on the right. Image © lotsearch.de and Beaussant Lefèvre, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/vue-du-lac-de-nemi-gouache-annotee-a-droite-nemi-1869-18-x-30-5-cm-ovale-50714582?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsletter
“Lake Nemi.” 1857. American. George Inness, painter (1825-1894). Image source: wikipedia. Image © 2020 Life in Italy LLC. Fair use license. via https://www.lifeinitaly.com/travel/lakes/lake-nemi/
“Vue du lac de Nemi au soleil couchant.” 18th c. English. Joseph Wright, dit Wright of Derby, artist (1734-1797), artist. Image © 2005 Musée du Louvre / Erich Lessing. Fair use license. via https://www.louvre.fr/en/oeuvre-notices/lake-nemi-sunset

Impressionist San Francisco. American. Jules Francois Pages, artist. Living from 1833 to 1910, he studied at the California School of Design. Closely associated with the Northern California Impressionists although his style has more of a French influence.

“Chinatown San Francisco Before the Earthquake of 1906.” Undated. Oil on canvas. Signed “J. F. Pages” on the lower right. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26091/lot/2/?category=list&length=12&page=1
“Old San Francisco Chinatown.” 1894. American. Oil on canvas affixed to board. Signed and dated “J. F. Pages ’94”. Image Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26091/lot/1/?category=list&length=12&page=
“San Francisco.” Undated. Oil on canvas. Image ©2018 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.fr/artistes/jules-fran%C3%A7ois-pages/san-francisco-dyHwl_7rpexaKWPzCH1n5Q2

Steuben compotes. American. Part of Corning Glassworks. Made in Corning, New York where they are still making it.

Compote. Art glass. Undated. Pink and green glass. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers and Woody Auction LLC. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/90197237_compote-by-steuben-pink-and-green-art-glass
Supremes, compotes in the wheel cut pattern “Van Dyke” with peach-like colored stems and clear crystal bowls. with separate matching “Rosa” inserts meant to be used for cocktail sauce or to hold the caviar in a bed of shaved ice. Part of a set of 12. 1910-1920. American. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/crystal-serveware/12-steuben-handblown-rosa-crystal-van-dyke-supremes-compotes/id-f_16109891/?gclid=CjwKCAjwzvX7BRAeEiwAsXExo0_n-2GULdRtmaQgzhVjGRHUxZT7X-R7qcG
Compote with a flared rim raised on four curved arms joined to circular base. 20th c. American. Crystal. Signed. Image © 1999 – 2020 SKINNER, INC, Fair use license. via https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/3049T/lots/1575
Two color compote with an amber low form body with a flaring rim and applied blue glass ring handles. The bowl is supported by a round foot with a knobbed, ribbed stem. Undated. American. Maker’s marks: Signed “Steuben” on the underside. Image © Copyright Lot-Art 2020. Fair use licence. via https://www.lot-art.com/auction-lots/Steuben-Two-Color-Glass-Compote/200-steuben_two-18.1.20-fontaine

Egyptian Revival with a Tiffany Studios spin. Egyptian Revival has been going in and out of fashion for around 200 years. It always comes back. All of that with that extra fabulousness.

Bookends. ca. 1920. American. Gilt bronze with polychrome decoration. Maker’s marks: Impressed “TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEWYORK/2032” Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/design-2/tiffany-studios-pair-of-egyptian-bookends
Pair of cast bronze wall sconces/plaques with turtle bank inserts. ca. 1920. American. Maker’s marks: stamped “TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK.” Image  2020 © Antiquarian Traders, Inc. Fair use license. via http://antiquariantraders.com/shop-antiques/bronze/rare-pr-of-tiffany-cast-bronze-egyptian-revival-wall-sconesplaques/

Carved favrile glass Egyptian collar baluster form vase, the shoulder carved with a band of flowers. ca. 1912. American. Maker’s marks: Engraved “L. C. Tiffany Favrilte 7175N”. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/vases/carved-tiffany-favrile-glass-egyptian-collar-vasetiffany-studios/id-f_15598842/

Still lifes with corn and a few baskets that just keep hanging around. American. Alfred Montgomery, artist (1857-1922). He was the first teacher to teach drawing in the public schools of Topeka, Kansas.

“Two Ears of Corn.” Undated. American. Oil on pressed paperboard. Signed “A Montgomery” on the lower left. Indistinct inscriptions including the artist’s name on the reverse. Image © 1999 – 2020 SKINNER, INC, Fair use license. via https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/3455B/lots/50
“Barrel and Corn.” Undated. In the public domain due to age. Image © NiceArtGallery.com. Fair use license. via https://www.niceartgallery.com/Alfred-Montgomery/Barrel-And-Corn-oil-painting.html
Untitled. Unknown date. Oil on board. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/alfred-montgomery/untitled-pkF1uoDGfu_ZjoDhzSiOow2

Etchings all with cactus. American. George Elbert Burr, artist. Living from 1859 to 1939, Burr studied briefly at the Art Institute of Chicago. Also did oil paintings, watercolors, and pen and ink drawings.

“Superstition Mountains.” 1920s. Etching. Signed with the initials “GB” on the lower left. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers and Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction, Tucson. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/90431574_george-elbert-burr-superstition-mountains
“Giant Cactus, Tucson, Arizona.” 1930s. American. Etching. Signed on the lower left. Image © Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction, Tucson. Fair use license. via https://www.medicinemangallery.com/western-fine-art/early-western-artists/burr-george-elbert-1859-1939/sold-george-elbert-burr-1859-1939-giant-cactus-tucson-arizona.html
“Camelback Mountain, Phoenix, Arizona.” (S. 255). Undated. American. Etching. Signed and titled in pencil. Image © 2020 William Doyle Galleries, Inc. Fair use license. via https://doyle.com/auctions/0204301-books-prints/catalogue/184-george-elbert-burr

Make your home look like a meadow of wild flowers. More selections from Emma C. Embury’s 1845 book “American Wildflowers in their Native Haunts.”

“Erythronium Americanum – Adder’s Tongue Violet.” Page 135. Collections of the United States Geological Survey Library. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/americanwildflow00embu/page/135/mode/1up
“Rosa Parviflora – Wild Rose.” Page 163. Collections of the United States Geological Survey Library. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/americanwildflow00embu/page/163/mode/1up
Veronica beccabunga – Brook-lime.” Page 208. Collections of the United States Geological Survey Library. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/americanwildflow00embu/page/n208/mode/1up

Mountain landscapes, all of them with water, too. American. Charles Wilson Knapp, painter. Born in 1823, he died in 1900. Painted in the style of the Hudson River School.

“Morning in the Valley.” 1867. Oil on canvas. Signed “C. W. Knapp” and dated on the lower left.Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers and Hindman Auctions, Chicago. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/89625610_charles-wilson-knapp-american-1823-1900-morning-in
“Cattle Grazing on a Riverbank.” Undated. Oil on canvas. Signed “C. W. Knapp” on the lower left. Image  © 1999 – 2020 SKINNER, INC, Fair use license. via https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2493/lots/378
“View in the Susquehanna Valley.” Undated. Oil on canvas. Signed on the lower left. Image source: Vose Galleries, Boston, Massachusetts. In the public domain because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:View_in_the_Susquehanna_Valley_by_Charles_Wilson_Knapp.jpg

Oh to live in a house down by the water. American. Fern Coppedge, artist. Living from 1883 to 1951, she was a member of the Philadelphia Art Alliance and the Art Students League of New York. Part of the Pennsylvania Impressionism movement.

“Mountain Creek.” 20th c. Signed on the lower right. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2019 Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio. Fair use license. via http://gratzgallery.com/inventory/index.php?page=out&id=426
“Lumberville Cottage .” 20th c. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2019 Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio. Fair use license. via http://gratzgallery.com/inventory/index.php?page=out&id=42
“Lumberville .” 20th c. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2019 Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio. Fair use license. via http://gratzgallery.com/inventory/index.php?page=out&id=42