Decorate every room in your home in Gothic Revival with no faux pas. Go shopping with “Pugin’s Gothic furniture” put out by Augustus Pugin in 1830 and published by R. Ackermann in London. Pugin did work at the Palace of Westminster, too.

“Group of Gothic Furniture.” Frontispiece. 1830. Page 5. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/puginsgothicfurn00pugi_0/page/n5/mode/1up
“Decorations and Furniture of a Room.” Title page. 1830. Page 6. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/puginsgothicfurn00pugi_0/page/n6/mode/1up
“Horizontal Grand Piano Forte.” 1830. Page 10. Page 5. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/puginsgothicfurn00pugi_0/page/n10/mode/1up

More coming.

More selections from “A Portfolio of Fish.” American fish beautifully portrayed by illustrator Miles Rost. From the 1930s. All from the website of archive.org. Collections of the Carlsbad City Library, Carlsbad, California.

“Lake Erie Herring (Leveichthys artedi) Natural size.” Number 77 in “A Portfolio of Fish”. Published in 1935. Rost Miles, illustrator. Collections of the Carlsbad City Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/ccarl_000081
“Rock bass (Ambloplites rupestris Rafinesque)”. Number 61 Number 77 in “A Portfolio of Fish”. Published in 1935. Rost Miles, illustrator. Collections of the Carlsbad City Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/ccarl_000065
“Marlin”. From “A Portfolio of Fish”. Published in 1935. Rost Miles, illustrator. Collections of the Carlsbad City Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/ccarl_000134

Lithographs of men and women in their native costumes who lived in the Tyrol up in the Alps from back before everyone dressed the same. From 1817.

“Paysanne de la Vallée de Lech dans le Tyrol.” 1817. French. Lithograph. Charles de Lasteyrie (1759-1849), lithographer after Hippolyte Lecomte (1781-1857). The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, New York Public Library. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1325-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99#
“Paysanne de la Maugfall en Tirol.” 1817. French. Lithograph. Charles de Lasteyrie (1759-1849), lithographer after Hippolyte Lecomte (1781-1857). The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, New York Public Library. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1322-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
“Paysanne d’ Audorf dan[?] le Tyrol.” 1817. French. Lithograph. Charles de Lasteyrie (1759-1849), lithographer after Hippolyte Lecomte (1781-1857). The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, New York Public Library. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1417-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
“Femme de la vallée de Tesino en Tyrol.” 1817. French. Lithograph. Charles de Lasteyrie (1759-1849), lithographer after Hippolyte Lecomte (1781-1857). The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, New York Public Library. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1750-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Color lithographs of eighteenth century embroideries. From what I think must be a folio created by Justin Lievre who was born in 1828. Collections of the National Galleries of Australia.

Chasuble broderie. 19th c. French. Lithograph. Archival ID#72.509.729. Image © 2021 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://searchthecollection.nga.gov.au/object?uniqueId=57650
‘”Broderie – 17th c.” 19th c. French. Lithograph. Archival ID#72.509.729. Image © 2021 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://searchthecollection.nga.gov.au/object?uniqueId=57643
“Broderies du lit de parade.” 19th c. French. Lithograph. Archival ID#72.509.729. Image © 2021 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://searchthecollection.nga.gov.au/object?uniqueId=57648

Plates from Eugène Burnouf and Eugène Vincent Stanislas Jacquet’s work “L’Inde française, ou Collection de dessins lithographiés représentant les divinités, temples, costumes” which was published between 1827 and 1835 in Paris. Collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France – BnF Gallica.

“Manmatha”. VIew 11. Plate 1. Image source: gallica.bnf.fr/Bibliothèque nationale de France. Collections of the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age, via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k1041175n/f11.item#

.”Le Géant Ravana”. View 15. Image source: gallica.bnf.fr/Bibliothèque nationale de France. Collections of the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age, via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k1041175n/f15.item
“Anouhma ou Anouhmanla”. View 19, Image source: gallica.bnf.fr/Bibliothèque nationale de France. Collections of the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age, via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k1041175n/f19.item
“Soupramany-Samy.” View 23. Image source: gallica.bnf.fr/Bibliothèque nationale de France. Collections of the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age, via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k1041175n/f23.item

Decorate up the powder room walls with design possibilities taken from Robert Brook’s “Elements of Style in Furniture and Woodwork” which was published in London and came out in 1889. All of these with an Italian Renaissance theme in case the Medici stop by.

“Italian Renaissance.” Page 38. Collections of the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. University of Toronto, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/elementsofstylei00broo/page/n39/mode/1up
“Italian Renaissance.” Page 43. Collections of the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. University of Toronto, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/elementsofstylei00broo/page/n43/mode/1up
“Italian Renaissance.” Page 45. Collections of the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. University of Toronto, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/elementsofstylei00broo/page/n45/mode/1up

Collotypes of plants decoratively arranged, taken from the 1893 edition of Martin Gerlach’s work “Festons und Decorative Gruppen aus Pflanzen und Thieren.” What we would call collage. In the collections of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg.

“Group of Roses.” Number 124. Lithograph. Collotype by J. Schober, Karlsruhe. Published in Vienna by Gerlach and Schenk. Collections of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg. In the public domain due to age. via https://sammlungonline.mkg-hamburg.de/de/object/124.-Gruppe-aus-Rosen/P1976.1005.151/mkg-e00120204?s=%22Gerlach%2C+Festons+und+decorative+Gruppen%22&h=0
“Hanging group and filling of trumpet bush, lilies, foxgloves, sea grapes and Siegwurz.” Number 120. Lithograph. Collotype by J. Schober, Karlsruhe. Published in Vienna by Gerlach and Schenk. Collections of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg. In the public domain due to age. via https://sammlungonline.mkg-hamburg.de/de/object/120.-H%C3%A4ngegruppe-und-F%C3%BCllung-aus-Trompetenstrauch-Lilien-Fingerhut-Seetraube-und-Siegwurz/P1976.1005.147/mkg-e00120200?s=%22Gerlach%2C+Festons+und+decorative+Gruppen%22&h=0
“Hanging groups of apricots and cherries with birds.” Number 110. Lithograph. Collotype by J. Schober, Karlsruhe. Published in Vienna by Gerlach and Schenk. Collections of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg. In the public domain due to age. via https://sammlungonline.mkg-hamburg.de/de/object/110.-H%C3%A4ngegruppen-aus-Aprikosen-und-Kirschen-mit-V%C3%B6geln/P1976.1005.137/mkg-e00120190?s=%22Gerlach%2C+Festons+und+decorative+Gruppen%22&h=0

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

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

Fish, birds and plants, plates from Mark Catesby’s two volume 1754 folio “The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants.” Second edition.

“Suillus” (?). Image from “The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants; particularly, those not hitherto described, or incorrectly figured by former authors, with their descriptions in English and French.” Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/fine-books-and-manuscripts-2/catesby-mark-the-most-famous-colorplate-book-of
“Turdus Rhomboidalis” (upper) and “Turdus” (lower image). Image from “The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants; particularly, those not hitherto described, or incorrectly figured by former authors, with their descriptions in English and French.” Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/fine-books-and-manuscripts-2/catesby-mark-the-most-famous-colorplate-book-of
“Cancer clieîis crafsifsimis.” Image from “The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants; particularly, those not hitherto described, or incorrectly figured by former authors, with their descriptions in English and French.” Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/fine-books-and-manuscripts-2/catesby-mark-the-most-famous-colorplate-book-of
“Live oak” (left) and the large red crested woodpecker (right).” Image from “The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants; particularly, those not hitherto described, or incorrectly figured by former authors, with their descriptions in English and French.” Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/fine-books-and-manuscripts-2/catesby-mark-the-most-famous-colorplate-book-of
“Ardea (heron)” and “Lobelia.” Image from “The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants; particularly, those not hitherto described, or incorrectly figured by former authors, with their descriptions in English and French.” Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/fine-books-and-manuscripts-2/catesby-mark-the-most-famous-colorplate-book-of