Live life the Gothic Revival way. Various features in the rooms at Strawberry Hill, home of Horace Walpole, taken from “A Description of the villa of Mr. Horace Walpole.” Written by Walopole in 1784 with illustrations by various artists and printed by Thomas Kirgate.

“Chimney Piece of the Holbein Chamber.” Page 42. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/42/mode/1up
“Screen of the Holbein Chamber.” Page 79. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n78/mode/1up
“The Gallery.” Page 84. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n84/mode/1up
“Chimney in the Round Room.” Page 93. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n93/mode/1up

Illustrations of various features in the rooms at Strawberry Hill, home of Horace Walpole, taken from “A Description of the villa of Mr. Horace Walpole.” Written by Walopole in 1784 with illustrations by various artists and printed by Thomas Kirgate. English, Gothic Revival.

“Chimney in the Great Parlour.” Page 25. English. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n25/mode/1up
“Staircase at Strawberry Hill.” Page 61. English. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n61/mode/1up
“Chimney in the Yellow Bed Chamber.” Page 42. English. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n42/mode/1up
“Library at Strawberry Hill.” Page 65. English. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n65/mode/1up

Envisionings of a dreamed up time long past. Maybe it looked like this, maybe it didn’t. Fun either way. Plates taken from M. A. Racinet’s 1888 work “Le costume historique.” Published in Paris by Firmin-Didot et cie..

“Intérieur d’une riche habitation de la haute antiquité. Egyptien.” Page 58. 1888. French. Charpentier, lithographer. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/lecostumehistori02raci/page/n58/mode/1up
“Pièce principale d’une riche maison Athénienne” Grece. Page 184. Nordmann, lithographer. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/lecostumehistori02raci/page/n184/mode/1up
“La Maison Pompéienne, l’atrium (Restauration de Jules Bouchet). Plan et profil de la Maison de Pansa. Greco-Roman.” Page 215. Charpentier, lithographer. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/lecostumehistori02raci/page/n214/mode/1up
“Restauration de l’intérieur d’un palais. Romain.” Page 302. Charpentier, lithographer. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/lecostumehistori02raci/page/n300/mode/1up
“Bijouterie Gauloise et Mérovingienne. Broderies Bretton. Gaulois.”. Page 398. Spiegel, lithographer. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/lecostumehistori02raci/page/n396/mode/1up

Freshen up the drawing room with furniture picked out by interior designer Emilio Terry (Emilio Rene Terry y Sánchez) (1890-1969). All of these archived with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD) in Paris in 1965.

“Projet de chaise.” 20th c., before 1965. French. Gouache, pen, black ink, graphite sketch on paper. Inventory ID# CD 5154.72. Photo and © Les Arts Décoratifs,  Adagp, Paris, 2010. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/projet-de-chaise-4
“Projet de Bureau.” 1938. French. Pen, black ink, and watercolor. Inventory ID#CD 5159.1 Photo and © Les Arts Décoratifs,  Adagp, Paris, 2010. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/projet-de-bureau
“Dessin de canapé.” February 25, 1943. French. Pen, black ink, and watercolor on paper. Inventory ID#CD 5155.19. Photo and © Les Arts Décoratifs,  Adagp, Paris, 2010. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/dessin-de-canape-7
“Dessin de canapé.” October 25, 1942. French. Pen, black ink, and watercolor on paper. Inventory ID#CD 5155.16. Photo and © Les Arts Décoratifs,  Adagp, Paris, 2010. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/dessin-de-canape-4

Aspirational decor to spruce up your home for when the Prince Regent stops by. Illustrations from the 1816 work by H. Repton, Esquire and his son J. Adey Repton , F.A.S, “Fragments on the theory and practice of landscape gardening : including some remarks on Grecian and Gothic architecture.” Published in London.

“Window at Barningham.” Page 75. Collections of the University of Wisconsin. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://search.library.wisc.edu/digital/ARNROAEXKQQ7R38Y/pages/ACB3R7B4CWXU3F8J
“Window at Barningham.” Page 76. Collections of the University of Wisconsin. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://search.library.wisc.edu/digital/ARNROAEXKQQ7R38Y/pages/AAO7SHRC5YAGOK8J
“Barningham Hall, Norfolk/. J. T. Mott Esquire.” (stairhall detail). Page 78. Collections of the University of Wisconsin. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://search.library.wisc.edu/digital/ARNROAEXKQQ7R38Y/pages/ABO74KVBEQUXAP8U
Interior with chairs with red upholstery.(upper image) Page 113. Collections of the University of Wisconsin. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://search.library.wisc.edu/digital/ARNROAEXKQQ7R38Y/pages/AGO5PWJ3Q47FA78R
Interior with bookcases. Page 113. Collections of the University of Wisconsin. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://search.library.wisc.edu/digital/ARNROAEXKQQ7R38Y/pages/AGO5PWJ3Q47FA78R
“The Vinery.” Page 210. Collections of the University of Wisconsin. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://search.library.wisc.edu/digital/ARNROAEXKQQ7R38Y/pages/AONVN57XL7RQWE8L
“The Rosary at Ashridge.” Page 233, Collections of the University of Wisconsin. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://search.library.wisc.edu/digital/ARNROAEXKQQ7R38Y/pages/AQK27H2O2PZW5D8K

How to dress up the house for when the empress comes to call. Plates from “Recueil de décorations intérieures,” published for Napoleon and his Josephine. All of these from Cahier 3 which appeared in 1801. French. Charles Percier and Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine, creators.

Vue perspective de la Chambre à coucher du Cit. V. à Paris.” Plate 13. Collections of the University of Wisconsin. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/DLDecArts/DLDecArts-idx?type=article&did=DLDecArts.PercierIII.i0003&id=DLDecArts.PercierIII&isize=M&q1=Percier
“Lit du Cit. V. exécuté par Alex Regnier.” Plate 14. Collections of the University of Wisconsin. In the public domain due to age. via https://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/DLDecArts/DLDecArts-idx?type=article&did=DLDecArts.PercierIII.i0004&id=DLDecArts.PercierIII&isize=M&q1=Percier
“Camées peints sur Email, placés dans la traverse du Lit.” Plate 15. Collections of the University of Wisconsin. In the public domain due to age. via https://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/DLDecArts/DLDecArts-idx?type=article&did=DLDecArts.PercierIII.i0005&id=DLDecArts.PercierIII&isize=M&q1=Percier
“Peintures exécutées dans les Panneaux de la Chambre du Cit. V.” Plate 16. Collections of the University of Wisconsin. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/DLDecArts/DLDecArts-idx?type=article&did=DLDecArts.PercierIII.i0006&id=DLDecArts.PercierIII&isize=M&q1=Percier
“Peintures exécutées dans divers Panneaux de la Chambre du Cit. V.” Plate 17. Collections of the University of Wisconsin. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/DLDecArts/DLDecArts-idx?type=article&did=DLDecArts.PercierIII.i0007&id=DLDecArts.PercierIII&isize=M&q1=Percier
“Vases exécutés dans la Maison de Me … à Paris.” Plate 18. Collections of the University of Wisconsin. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/DLDecArts/DLDecArts-idx?type=article&did=DLDecArts.PercierIII.i0008&id=DLDecArts.PercierIII&isize=M&q1=Percier

Make your drawing room look just like Malmaison. Plates from “Recueil de décorations intérieures,” published for Napoleon and his Josephine. All of these from Cahier 2 which appeared in 1801. French. Charles Percier and Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine, creators.

Face latérale d’un petit Salon exécuté à Paris chez le C. C.” Plate 7. 1801. French. Image
© Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/DLDecArts/DLDecArts-idx?type=article&did=DLDecArts.PercierII.i0003&id=DLDecArts.PercierII&isize=M&q1=Percier
Pendule éxécutée pour le C. G. en Espagne,” Plate 8. 1801. French. Image
© Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/DLDecArts/DLDecArts-idx?type=article&did=DLDecArts.PercierII.i0004&id=DLDecArts.PercierII&isize=M&q1=Percier
Cheminée exécutée à Paris pour le C. D.” Plate 9. 1801. French. Image
© Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/DLDecArts/DLDecArts-idx?type=article&did=DLDecArts.PercierII.i0005&id=DLDecArts.PercierII&isize=M&q1=Percier
Jardinière ou Table à Fleurs éxécutée pour le C. W. en Suede.” Plate 10. 1801. French. Image
© Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/DLDecArts/DLDecArts-idx?type=article&did=DLDecArts.PercierII.i0006&id=DLDecArts.PercierII&isize=M&q1=Percier
Plan et Coupe de la Table indiquée à la Planche précédente.” Plate 11. 1801. French. Image
© Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/DLDecArts/DLDecArts-idx?type=article&did=DLDecArts.PercierII.i0007&id=DLDecArts.PercierII&isize=M&q1=Percier
Lustre exécuté dans la Maison du C. Ch.——à Paris.” Plate 12. 1801. French. Image
© Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
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Hand colored lithographs taken from the first edition and subscriber’s copy of the 1844 “Views of Lansdown Tower, Bath. The favourite edifice of the late William Beckford Esquire.” Willis (Willes) Maddox, artist (1813-1853).

Beckford’s tower. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844
Interior. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844


Objets de vertu. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844
Interior. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844

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.

“Benedictis – Relais 9.” Three large flowers with leaves and smaller flowers; on grey field. Image ID#1556176. 1930. French. Pochoir print. Collections of the New York Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e252-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99#/?rotate=90
“Benedictis – Relais 8.” Stripes, angles, and circles; on light grey field. Image ID#1556175. 1930. French. Pochoir print. Collections of the New York Public Library. In the public domain due to age. viahttps://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e251-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
“Benedicits – Relais 10.” Circles on blue field, rhomboids; on brown field. Image ID#1556177. 1930. French. Pochoir print. Collections of the New York Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e253-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99#/?rotate=90
“Benedictis – Relais 11.” Abstract, angled and rounded shapes; on black field. ID #1556178. 1930. French. Pochoir print. Collections of the New York Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e254-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99#/?rotate=90

Ornaments from a while back. A little something to adorn the sofa cushions should French King Louis XIV and his current mistress appear for dinner. Various creators. From a folio in the collections of the BnF Gallica, the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Image 5 inscribed “S – C- F”. Collections of the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://bibliotheque-numerique.inha.fr/viewer/36599/?offset=#page=5&viewer=picture&o=download&n=0&q=
Inscribed “8 C-F.” Image 9. Collections of the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://bibliotheque-numerique.inha.fr/viewer/36599/?offset=#page=9&viewer=picture&o=download&n=0&q=
Image 11. Collections of the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://bibliotheque-numerique.inha.fr/viewer/36599/?offset=#page=11&viewer=picture&o=download&n=0&q=
Image 17. Collections of the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://bibliotheque-numerique.inha.fr/viewer/36599/?offset=#page=17&viewer=picture&o=download&n=0&q=