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

How the ancients really lived. Plates from Wilhelm Zahn and Otto Jahn’s 1828 work “Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herculanum und Stabiae” which was published in Berlin. All of these being Pompeii decor.

“Aus Pompeii.” Page 17. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/schoynstenornam00zahn
“Aus Pompeii.” Page 45. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/schoynstenornam00zahn
“Fries aus dem Tempel der Isis zu Pompeii.” Page 49. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/schoynstenornam00zahn
“Aus Pompeii.” Page 59. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/schoynstenornam00zahn

Plates of Victorian birds, taken from George Robert Gray’s “The genera of birds : comprising their generic characters, a notice of the habits of each genus, and an extensive list of species referred to their several genera” which was issued in parts between 1844 and 1849. Illustrated by D. W. Mitchell and published in London.

“Gypaetinae: Gypaetus barbatus (Linn.)” Page 26, plate 1. Hullmandel and Walton, printers. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/123658#page/26/mode/1up
“Polyborinae: milvago chimango (Vielle).” Page 46, Plate 5. Hullmandel and Walton, printers. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Institution. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/123658#page/46/mode/1up
“Aquilinae: Circaetus holospilus (Vig.).” Page 60, Plate 7. Hullmandel and Walton, printers. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Institutions. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/123658#page/60/mode/1up
“Milvinae: Gamsonyx swainsonii (Vig,).” Page 80, Plate 9. Hullmandel and Walton, printers. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Institutions. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/123658#page/80/mode/1up

Designs to fancy up everything. Why live boring if you can use these? Taken from Samuel Leith’s work “The Tradesman’s Book of ornamental Designs” which was published in London in 1847.

Title page. Page 3. Collections of the Clark Art Institute Library. Digitalizing federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/tradesmansbookof00leit/page/n3/mode/1up?view=theater
“Iron Work.” Page 7. Collections of the Clark Art Institute Library. Digitalizing federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/tradesmansbookof00leit/page/n7/mode/1up?view=theater
“Flemish.” Page 11. Collections of the Clark Art Institute Library. Digitalizing federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/tradesmansbookof00leit/page/n11/mode/1up?view=theater
‘Italian: from a rare etching by Guido Reni after Lucas Cambiaso.” Page 13. Collections of the Clark Art Institute Library. Digitalizing federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/tradesmansbookof00leit/page/n13/mode/1up?view=theater

Folio of various decorations for La Scala in Milan, Lombardy. Alessandro Sanquirico, creator, with the bindings attributable to Thovenin. Living from 1777 to 1849, Sanquirico was an Italian scenic designer who designed over 300 productions for La Scala. All of these taken from a current Sotheby’s catalogue.





Set design depicting the eruption of Vesuvius, the climactic scene of Giovanni Pacini’s opera, “L’ultimo giorno di Pompei.” Design by Allesandro Sanquirico for the 1827 La Scala production.Italian. Description taken from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eruption_of_Vesuvius_from_Pacini%27s_opera_L%27ultimo_giorno_di_Pompei.jpg. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/livres-et-manuscrits/raccolta-di-varie-decorazioni-per-la-scala-c-1830
Design by Sanquirico depicting the “Garden of the palace of Minos on the island of Crete,” danced by Salvatore Viganò in the 1818 carnival in connection with Maria Luisa, duchess of Parma who had previously been married to Napoleon. 1818. Italian. Description details taken from https://www.jstor.org/stable/742589 and here https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-0cee-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/livres-et-manuscrits/raccolta-di-varie-decorazioni-per-la-scala-c-1830
“Interior of a Greenhouse.” Published in 1832. Scene concept by Sanquirico for a production at La Scala in Milan. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/livres-et-manuscrits/raccolta-di-varie-decorazioni-per-la-scala-c-1830
‘Council chamber of the royal palace.” Published in 1832. Stage design by Alessandro Sanquirico for a production at LaScala in Milan. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/livres-et-manuscrits/raccolta-di-varie-decorazioni-per-la-scala-c-1830