What you got to see if you went to the celebration when King Charles IX came into Paris with his wife Elisabeth, archduchess of Austria for her coronation in 1571. Digital collections of the British Library.

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Triumphal arch. Page 25. Collection of the British Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.bl.uk/treasures/festivalbooks/pageview.aspx?strFest=0028&strPage=25
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Temple with putti and the fleur de lis coat of arms of the Kings of France. Page 66. Collection of the British Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.bl.uk/treasures/festivalbooks/pageview.aspx?strFest=0028&strPage=66
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Temple with putti and the fleur de lis coat of arms of the Kings of France. Page 66. Collection of the British Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.bl.uk/treasures/festivalbooks/pageview.aspx?strFest=0028&strPage=66
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Triumphal statue. Page 55 (detail). Collection of the British Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.bl.uk/treasures/festivalbooks/pageview.aspx?strFest=0028&strPage=55
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Fountain that probably poured wine. Page 35. Collection of the British Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.bl.uk/treasures/festivalbooks/pageview.aspx?strFest=0028&strPage=35

What to put in the living room if you just struck it rich on the stock market. Plates from the 1926 second edition of “Interiors Deluxe: Illustrated with Twenty Original Designs by Leaders in the Art of Home Decoration.” These taken from the Facebook page of Thomas Hastings who also blogs on 1920s American mansions at https://halfpuddinghalfsauce.blogspot.com/

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“California Living Room. Designed in Spanish-Italian influence it is informal and very livable. The walls are rough plaster in soft color tones. The rug is a hand-tufted carpet and also soft in tone. Hangings are copper-colored mohair damask. This shade is picked up in the mohair upholstered davenport and again in the table scarf. A contrasting and cooler color, “blue,” has been introduced to balance the warmer copper tones. ” John Breuner Company, San Francisco designer and maker. Plate in the public domain due to age. via https://scontent.fphl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/90548101_2725627734331507_534210562012217344_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=xAiPIrfc3SsAX-g1sFg&_nc_ht=scontent.fphl1-1.fna&_nc_tp=7&oh=8e82f98db86a8447839531272d65d5b2&oe=5E9D141A
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“A Massing of color tone values. A room showing how period furnishings may be correct in detail and still thoroughly comfortable to live with, when care is taken to harmonize present day needs with old ideas of architecture and design. Note the subdued and restrained elegance of the one-toned mohair velvet on the furniture.”California Furniture Company, Los Angeles, designer and maker. In the public domain due to age. via https://scontent.fphl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/90449510_2723805567847057_7795137669670895616_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=cZRWGmqgtvUAX-nTJ3E&_nc_ht=scontent.fphl1-1.fna&_nc_tp=7&oh=bbc14bdab0c3313c174f448fbb314d6e&oe=5EA01A00
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“A pretentious living room – Graced with a touch of Spanish renaissance, this room embodies all the elements of comfort and dignified elegance. Note the elaboration of the cornice and the imposing dignity of the sculptured fireplace. Draperies are of antique brocade and the coverings on the furniture are mohair velvet in patterns and colors which harmonize with the air of medieval ornateness.” Plate in the public domain due to age. J. L. Strassel Company, Louisville, Kentucky, designer and maker. In the public domain due to age. via https://scontent.fphl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/90391670_2721996351361312_8250736809609265152_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=Mr2CeSJoSxkAX8yiPfG&_nc_ht=scontent.fphl1-1.fna&_nc_tp=7&oh=69f672d07b22b2eabfdce8509a609e35&oe=5E9C5458
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“Living hall in country house – Tudor with Elizabethan influence. The eight-foot oak paneling with pierced gallery, the tapestry richness at the back, makes a good background to show the fine carving. The stone mantel is of Tudor design and the furniture, covered with mohair velvet, is of a modern adaptation for comfort with the exception of the table which is Elizabethan. The oriental rug is of later date. (and the garden view).”Stanton Studios, New York, designer and renderer. Plate in the public domain. via https://scontent.fphl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/89981533_2721180938109520_7208650629747572736_o.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=7SUoWBTERmUAX_T_XuO&_nc_ht=scontent.fphl1-1.fna&_nc_tp=7&oh=c2b26c98aba60f68938b96e59999727c&oe=5E9F382B
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“Italian Renaissance Living Room – The walls of this room are intended to be paneled in walnut, finished in soft grey brown tones and the ornamental cornice treated in the effect of wood with the addition of color and gold. The pilasters are in marble effect, the caps harmonizing with the coloring of the cornice. The mantel is stone after an antique model. The curtains are in green velvet. The furniture is carved walnut, harmonizing with the woodwork, and the upholstery is mohair velvet.” Theo. Hofstatter and Company, New York, designer and maker. Plate in the public domain due to age. via https://scontent.fphl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/84057196_2720320638195550_6866330728255193088_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=esonlQYBMcYAX9huz7f&_nc_ht=scontent.fphl1-1.fna&_nc_tp=7&oh=0297047d6a9391aae00151e43e4037a1&oe=5E9CBA9B
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“Adaptable Spanish interior.This interior represents the livable Spanish type, with wood ceiling, rough plastered walls, furniture of dull walnut, upholstered with plain and figured mohair; window draperies of casement cloth and light mohair. Wrought iron lighting fixtures and accessories, with selected rugs of harmonious colors, should produce an artistic and enduring room at a reasonable cost.” Harry L. Moses, New Orleans, Louisiana designer and maker. via https://scontent.fphl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/90442463_2722914257936188_1141395577615941632_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=9oNg7CNSjWgAX9Mv6_D&_nc_ht=scontent.fphl1-1.fna&_nc_tp=7&oh=6c481338900b2ec3fbed93c1c7139c2b&oe=5EA01DC4

Renderings of decorations in various rooms in London that are almost more elegant than the ones at Cumberland House. They’d even impress a Rothschild or two. George Aitchison Jr. RA, architect, maker (1825-1910) who also designed Leighton House.

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“Designs for the interior decoration of 52 Prince’s Gate, London, for Thomas Eustace Smith, Esq.: elevation of a wall and left doorway in the boudoir.” Reference #RIBA4035. 1877. Classical Revival. Colored drawing. Possibly one of the two drawings exhibited for the boudoir at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 1877. Image © Royal Institute of British Architects – RIBA. Fair use license. via https://www.architecture.com/image-library/ribapix/image-information/poster/designs-for-the-interior-decoration-of-52-princes-gate-london-elevation-of-a-wall-and-left-doorway-i/posterid/RIBA4035.html
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“Designs for the interior decoration of 29 Chesham Place, London, for Sir Sydney Hedley Waterlow, Bt: plan of the drawing room ceiling.” Reference #RIBA12505. 1886. Colored drawing. Exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 1886. Image © Royal Institute of British Architects – RIBA. Fair use license. via
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“Designs for the interior decoration of 52 Prince’s Gate, London, for Thomas Eustace Smith, Esq.: elevation of a wall and central doorway in the boudoir.” Reference #RIBA12502. 1877. Classical Revival. Colored drawing. Possibly one of the two drawings exhibited for the boudoir at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 1877. Image © Royal Institute of British Architects – RIBA. Fair use license. via https://www.architecture.com/image-library/ribapix/image-information/poster/designs-for-the-interior-decoration-of-52-princes-gate-london-elevation-of-a-wall-and-central-doorwa/posterid/RIBA12502.html

More flower pictures, these of a pochoir print kind taken from Ernest Guillot’s “Fleurs d’après nature” which came out between 1892 and 1901. Meant to be used as designs for embroidery, stained glass, the baby’s bib, etc. etc.

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“Études de mauve, d’OEillet de Chine.” Image 1. Collection of the BnF Gallica, the National Library of France. In the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b52512760g/f15.item
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“Études de Lis, Myosotis et Olivier.” Image 11. Collection of the BnF Gallica, the National Library of France. In the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b52512760g/f11.item
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“Études de Pensées, Mimosas.” Image 7. Collection of the BnF Gallica, the National Library of France. In the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b52512760g/f7.item

"Etudes de Bluets et de Paquerelles." Image 5.
“Etudes de Bluets et de Paquerelles.” Image 5. Collection of the BnF Gallica, the National Library of France. In the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b52512760g/f5.item
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“Études de capucines, et Lierre.” Image 13. Collection of the BnF Gallica, the National Library of France. In the public domain due to age. via b

More drawings of marginalia for the prayer book of Maximilian I. 1515. Albrecht (Albert) Dürer, artist. Copied from lithographic copies of the originals made by J. N. Strixner and published by R. Ackermann in 1817.

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Page 38 (detail). Collection of and digitalized by the Wellcome Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/b30455844/page/40/mode/2up
Page 42 (detail).
Page 42 (detail). Collection of and digitalized by the Wellcome Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/b30455844/page/42/mode/2up
Page 44 (detail).
Page 44 (detail). Collection of and digitalized by the Wellcome Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/b30455844/page/44/mode/2up
Page 40 (detail).
Page 40 (detail). Collection of and digitalized by the Wellcome Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/b30455844/page/40/mode/2up
Page 46 (detail).
Page 46 (detail). Collection of and digitalized by the Wellcome Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/b30455844/page/46/mode/2up

Calligraphic paintings in the best Gothic style from the 1845 work “Alphabet Gothique par Midolle,” illustrated by Swiss calligrapher and miniature-painter Jean Midolle. Entirely hand-drawn and hand-colored. These also coming from the website of Bromer Booksellers in Boston.

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“G.” Image © 2020 Bromer Booksellers. Fair use license. via https://www.bromer.com/pages/books/20975/alphabet-gothique-par-midolle
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Title page. Image © 2020 Bromer Booksellers. Fair use license. via https://www.bromer.com/pages/books/20975/alphabet-gothique-par-midolle
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“L.” Image © 2020 Bromer Booksellers. Fair use license. via https://www.bromer.com/pages/books/20975/alphabet-gothique-par-midolle
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Calligraphic painting with flowers. Image © 2020 Bromer Booksellers. Fair use license. via https://www.bromer.com/pages/books/20975/alphabet-gothique-par-midolle

Watercolor sketches of costume design concepts for a December 5, 1893 production at the National Theater of the Opera-Palais Garnier of the opera “La Walkyrie.” French. 19th century. Charles Bianchini, maker. Collections of the BnF Gallica, the French National Library.

"Schwertleite Mlle Heglon." View 4.
“Schwertleite Mlle Heglon.” View 4. Image © Gallica.bnf.fr/ Bibliothèque nationale de France. Fair use license. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b105242034.r=Charles%20Bianchini%20la%20valkyrie?rk=21459;2
"Siegmund." View 6.
“Siegmund.” View 6. Image © Gallica.bnf.fr/ Bibliothèque nationale de France. Fair use license. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b105242034.r=Charles%20Bianchini%20la%20valkyrie?rk=21459;2
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“Russelets.” View 16. Image © Gallica.bnf.fr/ Bibliothèque nationale de France. Fair use license. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b105242034.r=Charles%20Bianchini%20la%20valkyrie?rk=21459;2
"Wotan." View 12.
“Wotan.” View 12.
"Sieglinde." View 5.
“Sieglinde.” View 5. Image © Gallica.bnf.fr/ Bibliothèque nationale de France. Fair use license. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b105242034.r=Charles%20Bianchini%20la%20valkyrie?rk=21459;2