Pictures of a never-realized interior renovation of the Royal Serbian Castle in Belgrade. World War I came along and so they never happened. Taken from two albums, “Drafts for the royal Hofburg of His Majesty King Peter of Serbia. Belgrade” done between 1912 and 1914 by August Bosse,who owned a major interior design firm in Weimar. These being a selection from the website of Antiquariat Michael Banzhaf who I met at Boston’s antiquarian book fair last fall.

Hall with columns.
Hall with columns. Image © Michael Banzhaf, Tübingen antiquariat-banzhaf.de. Fair use license. via http://www.antiquariat-banzhaf.de/wp-content/uploads/Banzhaf-Katalog-16.pdf
Sitting room.
Sitting room. Image © Michael Banzhaf, Tübingen antiquariat-banzhaf.de. Fair use license. via http://www.antiquariat-banzhaf.de/wp-content/uploads/Banzhaf-Katalog-16.pdf
Room with domed ceiling.
Room with domed ceiling. Image © Michael Banzhaf, Tübingen antiquariat-banzhaf.de. Fair use license. via http://www.antiquariat-banzhaf.de/wp-content/uploads/Banzhaf-Katalog-16.pdf
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Room with yellow wallpaper. Image © Michael Banzhaf, Tübingen antiquariat-banzhaf.de. Fair use license. via http://www.antiquariat-banzhaf.de/wp-content/uploads/Banzhaf-Katalog-16.pdf
Room with blue wallpaper.
Room with blue wallpaper. Image © Michael Banzhaf, Tübingen antiquariat-banzhaf.de. Fair use license. via http://www.antiquariat-banzhaf.de/wp-content/uploads/Banzhaf-Katalog-16.pdf
Room with red carpet.
Room with red carpet. Image © Michael Banzhaf, Tübingen antiquariat-banzhaf.de. Fair use license. via http://www.antiquariat-banzhaf.de/wp-content/uploads/Banzhaf-Katalog-16.pdf

I apologize for the quality of the last  3 which is not as good as I would like. The images are taken via screenshots from a PDF from antiquariat-banzhaf.de and the last 3 are small on the PDF. Great albums, I can find no images of it elsewhere to use.

Designs for whatever you’d like to have spiffed up. Plates from Christopher Dresser’s 1876 work “Studies in Design” which was published in London by Cassell, Petter and Galpin. Lithography by A. Goater, Nottingham. Dresser did design work for Minton, too, some of which I have shared here. Check those out if you like~

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“Ornament in the Arabian style, intended to be painted upon a ceiling.” Plate I, page 6. Collection of the Smithsonian Libraries. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalization sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/Studiesdesign00Dres/page/n5/mode/2up
"'Parental Advice' may be painted on the panel of a door, on the door of a cabinet, or in any recess in a wall, especially suited to a smoking-room or a nursery." Plate II of 40.
“‘Parental Advice’ may be painted on the panel of a door, on the door of a cabinet, or in any recess in a wall, especially suited to a smoking-room or a nursery.” Plate II of 40. Collection of the Smithsonian Libraries. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalization sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/Studiesdesign00Dres/page/II/mode/2up
"A frieze of new style.
“A frieze of new style. This would be used around the upper part of the wall of a room. Being small in detail, it must not be placed high, unless it is enlarged.” Plate III of 40. Collection of the Smithsonian Libraries. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalization sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/Studiesdesign00Dres/page/III/mode/2up
"Two circular compositions of new style
“Two circular compositions of new style: may be used on the doors of cabinets, or as fillings for circular openings in a frieze.” Plate IV of 40, page 59. Collection of the Smithsonian Libraries. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalization sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/Studiesdesign00Dres/page/n58/mode/2up

Colored renderings of the decorations of various rooms in London. Not aspirational decor exactly but you’d need a lot of money to get the same effect. George Aitchison Jr. RA, architect, maker (1825-1910).

Alternative elevation of the staircase well showing decoration, from designs for the interior decoration of 1 Grosvenor Crescent, London, for Sir Wilfrid Lawson M.P. 1879. British. Color drawing. Image © RIBA/Royal Institute of British Architects. Fair use license. via https://www.architecture.com/image-library/ribapix/image-information/poster/designs-for-the-interior-decoration-of-1-grosvenor-crescent-london-alternative-elevation-of-the-stai/posterid/RIBA4028.html?Action=Cookie
"Design for the decoration of the staircase, 44 Belgrave Square." 1870. British.
“Design for the decoration of the staircase, 44 Belgrave Square.” 1870. British. Watercolor on paper. Image © RIBA/Royal Institute of British Architects. Fair use license. via https://www.pubhist.com/w20050
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Design for the decorative scheme for the Front Drawing Room, 15 Berkeley Square, London. 1873. British. Watercolour and oil on paper. Image © RIBA/ Royal Institute of British Architects. Fair use license. via
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Designs for the interior decoration of 1 South Audley Street, Mayfair, London: central chimneypiece in the smoking room. 1893. Classical Revival. British. Exhibited with three other drawings for the interior decoration of the smoking room at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 1893. Colored drawing. Image © RIBA/Royal Institute of British Architects. Fair use license. via https://www.architecture.com/image-library/ribapix/image-information/poster/designs-for-the-interior-decoration-of-1-south-audley-street-mayfair-london-central-chimneypiece-in-/posterid/RIBA4034.html

What to buy before the King stops by for that all important visit. Aspirational decor from French designer and architect Daniel Marot (1661-1752). Leaving France after Louis XIV tossed out the Huguenots he moved on to the Netherlands and then Britain taking his exquisite taste along.

Print, Design for a State Bedchamber, from Second Livre dAppartement (Second Book on Interiors), ca. 1702
Design for a state bedchamber, from “Second Livre d’Appartement” (Second Book on Interiors). ca. 1702. Etching on white laid paper. Image © Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York. Fair use license. via https://www.cooperhewitt.org/2020/01/21/a-bed-for-a-king-copy/?utm_source=Cooper+Hewitt+Master+List&utm_campaign=1217dae42d-OOTD_RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_%2A%7CDATE%3Ad%2Fm%2Fy%7C%2A&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_461c6416c0-1217dae42d-308516337
Title page from "Oeuvres du Sr. D. Marot" which was published in The Hague by  Pierre Husson in 1703 or 1712.
Title page from “Oeuvres du Sr. D. Marot” which was published in The Hague by Pierre Husson in 1703 or 1712. Etching. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/353702
"Décor végétal d'un théâtre éphémère." No date.
“Décor végétal d’un théâtre éphémère.” No date. Black stone, pen and black ink, and gray wash. Entourage of Daniel Marot, makers. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/entourage-de-daniel-marot-1663-1752-decor-vegetal-5884713-details.aspx
"Liber Statuarum: Jupiter, Juno, Pluto, Proserpina," from the "Liure de Statues" series. No date. Etching.
“Liber Statuarum: Jupiter, Juno, Pluto, Proserpina,” from the “Liure de Statues” series. 1703-1752. Etching. Collection of the Rijksmuseum. In the public domain. via https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/90402/236914949A53D8A8E129F1FF0D48666472B08BE8.html

Plates from Maurice Pillard Verneuil’s “Le Décor Floral.” 50 Color collotype plates after original photographs. Published by the Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, in 1904. These being a selection from the website of antiquarian book seller Michael Laird.

Title. Plate 27.
Statice. Plate 27. Image © 2020 Michael Laird Rare Books. Fair use license. via https://www.michaellaird.com/pages/books/2754/maurice-pillard-verneuil/le-decor-floral-50-planches-bordures-et-panneaux-semis-fonds-ornes-etc-cover-title
Plate with stylized leaves.
Plate with stylized leaves. Image © 2020 Michael Laird Rare Books. Fair use license. via https://www.michaellaird.com/pages/books/2754/maurice-pillard-verneuil/le-decor-floral-50-planches-bordures-et-panneaux-semis-fonds-ornes-etc-cover-title
"Fougere Polypode." Plate 2.
“Fougere Polypode.” Plate 2.Image © 2020 Michael Laird Rare Books. Fair use license. via https://www.michaellaird.com/pages/books/2754/maurice-pillard-verneuil/le-decor-floral-50-planches-bordures-et-panneaux-semis-fonds-ornes-etc-cover-title
'Glaïeul Sauvage." Plate 4.
‘Glaïeul Sauvage.” Plate 4. Image © 2020 Michael Laird Rare Books. Fair use license. via https://www.michaellaird.com/pages/books/2754/maurice-pillard-verneuil/le-decor-floral-50-planches-bordures-et-panneaux-semis-fonds-ornes-etc-cover-title

Something to aspire to. So what if none of your friends take tea with Empress Josephine. They could be dining with her by next month. From the journals edited between 1797 and 1831 by Pierre Joseph Antoine Leboux of Mésangère. All of these from 1805.

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“Lit Etrusque,” Number 122 from “Meubles et objets de goût.” 1805. French. Copper engraving. Image © 2019 – Martinez-Prints Fleurot. Fair use license. via https://martinez-fleurot.com/architecture-ornementsmeubles-et-objets-de-gout/1602-meubles-et-objets-de-gout-pierre-de-la-mesangere.html
"Toilette de Femme," Number 83.
“Toilette de Femme,” Number 83. from “Meubles et objets de goût.” 1805. French. Copper engraving. Image © ebay.co.uk. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Meubles-et-objets-de-gout-Pierre-de-La-mesangere-/263742912326
"Jardinière en acajou et bronze doré, surmountée d'une corbeille en tôle vernie." Number 287.
“Jardinière en acajou et bronze doré, surmountée d’une corbeille en tôle vernie.” Number 287. from “Meubles et objets de goût.” 1805. French. Copper engraving. Image © 2019 – Martinez-Prints Fleurot. Fair use license. via https://martinez-fleurot.com/architecture-ornementsmeubles-et-objets-de-gout/1604-meubles-et-objets-de-gout-pierre-de-la-mesangere.html

Jugendstil buildings imagined up in an ethereal way. 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. Various artists, Julius Hoffmann Verlag publisher.

Tafel 96, Inv. A. Laverrière, Paris. 1903. Band 2.
Tafel 96, Inv. A. Laverrière, Paris. 1903. Band 2. Max Joseph Gradl, creator (1873-1934). 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/7775
"Inv. Maclachlan , Stuttgart." Tafel 73.
“Inv. Maclachlan , Stuttgart.” Tafel 73. Max Joseph Gradl, creator (1873-1934). Collection of the Schola Graphidis Art Collection, Hungarian University of Fine Arts – High School of Visual Arts, Budapest. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/2064110/Museu_ProvidedCHO_Schola_Graphidis_Art_Collection__Hungarian_University_of_Fine_Arts___High_School_of_Visual_Arts__Budapest__7646.html
"Inv. George Walton, London." Tafel 95.
“Inv. George Walton, London.” Tafel 95. Max Joseph Gradl, creator (1873-1934). 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/7774
"Inv. P. de Rutté et J. Bassompierre, Paris." Tafel 91.
“Inv. P. de Rutté et J. Bassompierre, Paris.” Tafel 91. Max Joseph Gradl, creator (1873-1934). 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
"Inv. F. W. Jochem, Darmstadt." Tafel 90.
“Inv. F. W. Jochem, Darmstadt.” Tafel 90. Max Joseph Gradl, creator (1873-1934). 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/7767

There are 181 images altogether and 18 screens left to go. So more soon.