Pieces designed by André-Charles Mare, who co-founded la Compagnie des Arts Français in 1919. Living from 1885 to 1932, he was a founder of the Art Déco movement. Also designed military camouflage during World War I. Collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

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Canapé. Part of a furniture set for a study room presented at the Salon d’Automne in Paris in 1912. Inventory ID #990.334. 1912. French. Red, green and yellow lacquered beech with green leather armrests and seat. Photo ©Paris, MAD /Béatrice Hatala. Collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/canape-1
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Masque de faune, Element placed at the back of the niche furnished with mirrors in the dining room of Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Girod, 4 Avenue Hoche, Paris. 1920-1921. Gilded bronze, Inventory ID #45231. Paul Vera, André Mare and Louis Süe/la Compagnie des Arts Français, creators. Photo ©Paris, MAD / Jean Tholance. Collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/masque-de-faune
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“L’Eté,” design for the top of a door, used in the dining room of Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Girod, at their residence located at 4 avenue Hoche, Paris. 1921. Inventory ID #45230.A. Gilded stucco bas-relief. Photo ©Paris, MAD / Jean Tholance. Collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/dessus-de-porte-l-ete
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“L’Automne,” design for the top of a door, used in the dining room of Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Girod, at their residence located at 4 avenue Hoche, Paris. 1921. Inventory ID #45230.B. Gilded stucco bas-relief. Photo ©Paris, MAD / Jean Tholance. Collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/dessus-de-porte-l-automne
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Paravent Faunes. Screen. Made in 1920 for Comte Aubaret. Inventory ID #992.782. 1920. Lacquered paint on parchment pasted on wood panels with a gilt brass frame. Photo ©Paris, MAD / Jean Tholance. Collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/paravent-faunes

Art Déco and Art Nouveau gates and screens in iron and brass. You’ll end up wanting to acquire more gateways so you can buy another. French, by ironworker Edgar Brandt. Living from 1880 to 1960, he also made armaments for the French army.

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Garden gate with with bronze fleur-de-lis, berry bush and florets. 1910-1919. Art Nouveau. Iron and brass. In the manner of Edgar Brandt. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/building-garden/doors-gates/french-art-nouveau-architectural-iron-bronze-gate-manner-edgar-brandt/id-f_4695723/?gclid=CjwKCAjw97P5BRBQEiwAGflV6YHzPAXD6g6vnIJKolYFgtpyzGuzNn0cBeIA_san12zB9soLYO1TsRoCzYkQAvD_Bw
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“L’Âge d’Or,’ patinated iron with three gilt bronze medallions. 1923. Patinated iron with gilt bronze medallions executed by Max Blondat. Retailed by Ferrobrandt Inc. New York. Maker’s marks: The garland of the single female figure is signed “MAX-BLONDAT.” Image © Phillips Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.phillips.com/detail/edgar-brandt/NY050114/46
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“Oasis” five panel screen. 1920-1929. French. Brass and nickled metal. Image ©2018 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.de/k%C3%BCnstler/edgar-brandt/oasis-five-panel-screen-52j1wlMO6FCYePas7tMY5A2

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

Lipstick motif Art Déco figural table lighters. Lucite.

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Geometric design lighters modeled as lipstick. Art Déco. Lucite. Maker not known. Image © Special Auction Services, Newbury, Berkshire. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/two-art-deco-lucite-lighters-of-geometric-design-modelled-as-lipsticks-50218094?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsletter&perPage=80&page=4
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Geometric table cigarette lighter modeled as a blue lipstick. 1940s. Art Déco. Lucite. Maker not known. Image © 2020 Etsy, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.etsy.com/listing/610327168/vintage-1940s-lighter-working-lucite?show_sold_out_detail=1&ref=nla_listing_details

Arts Déco jewels by Jean Fouquet, son of Georges Fouquet and grandson of Alphonse Fouquet. Maison Fouquet was founded in 1862 by Alphonse Fouquet and lasted into the mid 20th century under his son and grandson.

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Clip. Commissioned by the French State for the International Exhibition of Arts and Techniques in Modern Life in Paris, in 1937. Inventory ID #MNAM 1116 OA. 1937. Made in Paris. Gold, lacquer and old brilliant cut diamonds. Jean Fouquet, designer. Louis Fertey, maker. Photo ©Paris, MAD / Jean Tholance. Image © Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/clip-4
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Ring. Commissioned by the French State for the International Exhibition of Arts and Techniques in Modern Life in Paris, in 1937 Inventory ID #MNAM 1114 OA. 1931 and 1937. White gold, platinum, old brilliant-cut diamonds, amethysts, and moonstones. Jean Fouquet, designer. Jean Charles, maker. Photo ©Paris, MAD / Jean Tholance. Image © Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/bague-1937-0
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Ring. Commissioned by the French State for the International Exhibition of Arts and Techniques in Modern Life in Paris, in 1937. Inventory ID #MNAM 1112 OA. 1937. Gold and topaz. Jean Fouquet, designer. Louis Fertey, maker. Photo ©Paris, MAD / Jean Tholance. Image © Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/bague-1937
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Bracelet. Commissioned by the French State for the International Exhibition of Arts and Techniques in Modern Life in Paris, in 1937. Inventory ID #MNAM 1115 0A. 1937. White gold, platinum, old brilliant-cut diamonds, amethysts, and moonstones. Jean Fouqet, designer. Charles Girard, maker. Photo ©Paris, MAD / Jean Tholance. Image © Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/bracelet-1937

More Illustrations from the 1930 brochure for the French ocean line”L’Atlantique.” Compagnie de Navigation Sud-Atlantique, publisher. Collection of the Wolfsonian at Florida International University.

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“Cabine 1ère classe.” Page 12. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/12?search=Deco
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“Bureau de Renseignements.” Page 14. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/14x?search=Deco
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“Salon de Coiffure.” Page 13. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/13?search=Deco

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

Art Déco figures in gold and white. British. Stanislaus Soutten Longley, creator (1884-1966).

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“Icarus.” 20th c. British. Watercolor heightened with gold paint. Signed “LONGLEY” on the lower right. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2000-2020 askART. Fair use license. via https://www.askart.com/artist/Stanislaus_Soutten_Longley/11114639/Stanislaus_Soutten_Longley.aspx
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“Spirit of the Wind.” 20th c. British. Gouache, silver paint, gilt paint, and pencil. Signed “Longley” on the lower right. © Estate of the artist. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21839/lot/78/
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“Narcisse.” 20th c. British. Watercolor with silver paint on paper. Signed “Longley” on the lower right. Artist’s label on the reverse. © Estate of the artist. Image © 1986-2020 Invaluable, LLC and Christies. Fair use license. via https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/stanislaus-soutten-longley-british-1884-1966-13-c-z9xlpxoxph#

Art Déco cameras and a few odds and ends that look just like them. All fun.

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1936 Kodak camera, “Bantam” model. 1936. Vintage. Fair use license. via https://anyskin.tumblr.com/post/619705462824304640/1936-kodak-bantam-special
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Stationery cards in the motif of an Art Déco camera. 2020. jculver, creator for society6.com. Image © 2020 Society6, LLC. Fair use license. via https://society6.com/product/art-deco-camera_cards
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Camera compact in “snailskin” enamel with cigarette holder, money clip and lipstick, the compact in a sunburst design in pink enamel and silver tone. Blue enamel combination compact with a flip up double mirror and tasseled lipstick holder. Art Déco. German. Maker not known. Image © Barnebys Group AB. Fair use license. via https://www.barnebys.com/auctions/lot/german-art-deco-camera-compact-in-snakeskin-enamel-with-cigarette-holder-seqf4vnvsj
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Kodak “Petite” camera in rose. Manufactured between 1929 and 1934. Image © 2002 – 2019 Historic Camera. Fair use license. via http://www.historiccamera.com/cgi-bin/librarium2/pm.cgi?action=app_display&app=datasheet&app_id=612
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“Kamra” compact, cigarette and lipstick carry in the form of a camera case that includes a beveled mirror. Art Déco. Deep blue marble enamel. Maker not known. Image © Antiques Atlas, 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.antiques-atlas.com/antique/vintage_art_deco_enamel_camera_powder_compact/as144a532

Art Deco elephants. Various makers, both amusing.

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Elephant figural perfume bottle. 1920s. Art Deco. French. Green glass. Maurice Model, maker. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers and Perfume Bottles Auction. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/86902608_1920s-maurice-model-art-deco-elephant-perfume-bottle
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Pink elephant power box or jar in ceramic. Comes with an unused power puff. Art Deco. Japanese. Pink ceramic with black and green decoration. Marked “Made In Japan”. Image © 2020, Power Of One Designs. Fair use license. via https://www.powerofonedesigns.com/products/1930s-pink-elephant-powder-box-art-deco-ceramic-powder-jar-unused-powder-puff?variant=1310422816