Papillons (butterflies) to put up and make your home feel like a butterfly garden. Art Déco, plates from Emile-Allain Séguy’s 1925 “Papillons.” Commissioned by American textile manufacturer F. Schumacher.

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Plate 1. Page 7. Smithsonian Libraries, Contributor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/192166#page/7/mode/1up
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Plate 3. Page 11. Smithsonian Libraries, Contributor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/192166#page/11/mode/1up
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Plate 2. Page 9. Smithsonian Libraries, Contributor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/192166#page/9/mode/1up

Botanical prints of tropical flowers. More from Nancy Anne Kingsbury Wollstonecraft’s 1828 “Specimens of the Plants and Fruits of the Island of Cuba.”

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“Lily and amaryllis belladona.” Plate 38.125. Page 137. Collections of and digitalized by Cornell University. In the public domain. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924100271463&view=1up&seq=137&size=125
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“Narcissus (lily of the rocks) and Panoratium caribaea, Sea onion.” Plate 32d. 131. Page 143. Collections of and digitalized by Cornell University. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924100271463&view=1up&seq=143&size=125
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“Bastard Fustic.” Plate 33d. 135. Page 147. Collections of and digitalized by Cornell University. In the public domain. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924100271463&view=1up&seq=147&size=150

Style sheets to make any space look a bit fancier. Ancient Egyptian designs from Helmuth Theodor Bossert’s work “An encyclopaedia of colour decoration from the earliest times to the middle of the XIXth century” which was published in Berlin in 1928.

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“Thebes, beginning of the 15th century, BC.” Egypt. Figures 16 and 17. Page 51. Collections of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Digitalized by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with federal LSTA funds. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/encyclopaediaofc00boss/page/n50/mode/1up
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“Egypt. Thebes. First half of the 15th century BC.” Figures 20 and 21. Page 54. Collections of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Digitalized by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with federal LSTA funds. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/encyclopaediaofc00boss/page/n54/mode/1up
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“Egypt. Thebes. First quarter of the 15th century BC.” Figures 18 and 19. Page 52.Collections of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Digitalized by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with federal LSTA funds. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/encyclopaediaofc00boss/page/n52/mode/1up

Plates from J. P. Morgan’s privately printed up “Catalogue des Porcelaines Françaises de m. J. Pierpont Morgan.” From 1910. Something to look through on trips when he was away from his collection, no doubt.

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“Deux vases de Forme Ovoïde, fond bleu lapis, en porcelaine de Sèvres.” (one shown). Page 124. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/cataloguedesporc00morg/page/124/mode/2up
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“Boîte à thé et Couvercle blanc et bleu céleste, en porcelaine de Sèvres.” Page 235. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/cataloguedesporc00morg/page/n234/mode/2up
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“Cabaret solitaire cinq pièces, fond blanc, en porcelaine de Sèvres.” Page 134. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/cataloguedesporc00morg/page/134/mode/2up
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“Pendule fond Blanc, en porcelaine de Sèvres.” Page 140. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/cataloguedesporc00morg/page/140/mode/2up

What to buy before the Empress Eugenie calls. Selections from an album made by Maison Alphonse Giroux that lives with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. At mid-century the Maison Giroux was IT.

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“Nécessaire à couture, épingles et carnet de bal.” 1852-1870. Pencil and gouache on paper. Inventory ID #CD 6495.57. Collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/necessaire-a-couture-epingles-et-carnet-de-bal
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“Une Coupe Couverte, un Vase et une Aiguière.” 1852-1870. Pencil and gouache on paper. Inventory ID #CD 6495.7. Pencil and gouache on paper. Inventory ID #CD 6495.57. Collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/une-coupe-couverte-un-vase-et-une-aiguiere
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Page d’album de dessin. 1852-1870. Pencil and gouache on paper. Inventory ID #CD 6495.15. Collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/page-d-album-de-dessin-1

Make your home scream Jugendstil. Interior design tips from 1907. Illustrations from the art magazine Innendekoration which was published in Darmstadt in 1907. Collections of the University of Heidelberg.

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Chandeliers. Image 54. Image © University of Heidelberg. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/innendekoration1907/0054/image
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Furniture (detail). Image 171. Image © University of Heidelberg. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/innendekoration1907/0171/image
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Draperies (detail). Image 126. Image © University of Heidelberg. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/innendekoration1907/0126/image
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Ceiling painting (detail). Image 212. Image © University of Heidelberg. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/innendekoration1907/0212/image

A selection of plates from “The Iliad Of Homer Engraved from The Compositions Of Iohn Flaxman RA Sculptor, London” which was published on March 1, 1805. Engravings by Tommaso Piroli, who lived ca. 1752 – 1824.

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“Sleep and Death Conveying the Body of Sarpedon to Lycia.” British. Tommaso Piroli, engraver after John Flaxman. Collections of the Royal Academy, London. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/sleep-and-death-conveying-the-body-of-sarpedon-to-lycia-1
Evans, Robert Harding; Flaxman, John; John and Arthur Arch; Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme; Piroli, Tommaso; <I>The Iliad of Homer engraved from the Compositions of John Flaxman R.A., sculptor</I>, London 1805; Vulcan and Chares Receiving Thetis
“Vulcan and Chares Receiving Thetis.” British. Tommaso Piroli, engraver after John Flaxman. Collections of the Royal Academy, London. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/vulcan-and-chares-receiving-thetis
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“The Descent of Discord.” 1805. British. Tommaso Piroli, engraver after John Flaxman. Collections of the Royal Academy, London. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/the-descent-of-discord-1

More Jugendstil buildings looking like they could float away. Plates from the wonderful “Moderne Bauformen. Eine Sammlung von Details, Interieurs und Façaden für Architekten und Bauhandwerker” which came out in Stuttgart in 1903 and 1904 and was put together by Austrian architect Max Joseph Gradl with design work by various people.

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Tafel 87. Item 7766.1903. Wunibald Deininger, Vienna, maker. Collection of the Schola Graphidis Art Collection, Hungarian University of Fine Arts – High School of Visual Arts, Budapest. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://scholagraphidis.omeka.net/items/show/7766
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Tafel 93, item 7772. 1903. Hans Schlicht, Dresden, maker. Collection of the Schola Graphidis Art Collection, Hungarian University of Fine Arts – High School of Visual Arts, Budapest. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://scholagraphidis.omeka.net/items/show/7772
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Tafel 92, Image 7770. 1903. Carl Hoffinger, Lahr i. Br., maker. Collection of the Schola Graphidis Art Collection, Hungarian University of Fine Arts – High School of Visual Arts, Budapest. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://scholagraphidis.omeka.net/items/show/7770
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Tafel 91, item 7768. 1903. P. de Rutté et J. Bassompierre, Paris, maker. Collection of the Schola Graphidis Art Collection, Hungarian University of Fine Arts – High School of Visual Arts, Budapest. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://scholagraphidis.omeka.net/items/show/7768

More designs, all in shades of blue, taken from Owen Jones’ “Examples of Chinese Ornament Selected from Objects in the South Kensington Museum and other Collections,” published in London in 1867.

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Plate II, Page 25. Design taken from a vase of blue and white china. Collections of the Library at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/examplesofchines00jone/page/n24/mode/2up
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Plate III, page 31. Arranged from a blue and white china basin with decoration in the Indian manner. Collections of the Library at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/examplesofchines00jone/page/n25/mode/2up
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Plate IIII, page 35. Design taken from a large vase. Collections of the Library at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/examplesofchines00jone/page/n27/mode/2up

Pochoir prints from “Relais 1930,” a posthumous collection of designs by Édouard Benedictus who lived from 1878 to 1930 and designed textiles and wallpaper. Digital collections of the New York Public Library.

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Fish, birds, abstract shapes; on dark red field (detail). 1930. French. Image ID #1556168. In the public domain. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e24a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
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Rhomboid and square shapes; on black field (detail). 1930. French. Image ID #1556169. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e24b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
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Brown delta shapes, blue circles; on grey field. 1930. French. Image ID #1556170. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e24c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99