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

Mirror frames that were old in 1836, one coming with its own furniture. Not your average Ikea kind of thing. Plates from Samuel Rush Meyrick’s “Specimens of Ancient Furniture.” Published in London by William Pickering. The illustrations drawn by Henry Shaw from existing authorities.

“Looking glass, of the time of Queen Elizabeth, in the possession of Sir Samuel Meyrick, Goodrich Court, Hertfordshire.” Page 26. Drawn and engraved by Henry Shaw. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/specimensofancie00meyr/page/26/mode/1up
“French looking glass, from Willimen’s ‘Monuments français inédits.” Page 39. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/specimensofancie00meyr/page/n39/mode/1up
“Silver furniture, at Knole Park, a seat of the Countess of Plymouth, date the time of James II.” page 41. Drawn and engraved by Henry Shaw. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/specimensofancie00meyr/page/n41/mode/1up

Embroidery patterns from the “Lady’s Magazine.” Run up a veil on your sewing machine with these and look like Charlotte, Princess Royal.

“New and Elegant Patterns for Children’s Caps,” engraved for the Lady’s Magazine. 1810. British, published in London. Special Collections and Archives, Cardiff University. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://archive.org/details/LMG00009
“New and Elegant Pattern for a Veil or Bottom of a Dress,” engraved for the Lady’s Magazine. 1810. British, published in London. Special Collections and Archives, Cardiff University. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://archive.org/details/LMG00006

“An Elegant New Pattern for the Head-piece and Border of a Cap,” engraved for the Lady’s Magazine. 1812. British, published in London. Special Collections and Archives, Cardiff University. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://archive.org/details/LMG00016
New Pattern for a Frill and Ruff,” engraved for the Lady’s Magazine. 1812. Published in London, England.  Special Collections and Archives, Cardiff University. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://archive.org/details/LMG00023

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

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

Pochoir prints from Eugène Grasset’s 1896 portfolio “La Plante et ses Applications Ornementales sous la Direction.” Make your hallway look like heaven.

“Snowdrop.” Plate 31, page 59. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries.  Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/planteetsesappl00Gras/page/n59/mode/1up

“Solomon’s Seal.” Plate 34, page 65. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries.  Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/planteetsesappl00Gras/page/n65/mode/1up

“Nasturtium.” Plate 40, page 77. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries.  Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/planteetsesappl00Gras/page/n77/mode/1up

Make your back hall look like Queen Victoria’s conservatory. Pochoir prints from Eugène Grasset’s 1896 portfolio “La Plante et ses Applications Ornementales sous la Direction.”

“Couronne Imperiale.” Plate 16. Page 35. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/planteetsesappl00Gras/page/n35/mode/1up
“Geranium Sauvage.” Plate 19, page 41. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/planteetsesappl00Gras/page/n41/mode/1up
‘Cyclamen.” Plate 22. Page 45. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/planteetsesappl00Gras/page/n45/mode/1up

More imagery from a 1921 edition of Aleksandr Pushkin’s fairy tale “Conte de tsar Saltan et de son fils: le glorieux et puissant prince Gvidon Saltanovitch, et de sa belle princesse Cygne” . Published in Paris by Éditions De La Sirène, it was illustrated by Natalia Goncharova.

Page 2. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/contedetsarsalta00push/page/n2/mode/1up
Page 3. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/contedetsarsalta00push/page/n3/mode/1up
Page 5. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/contedetsarsalta00push/page/n5/mode/1up

What you need to show the wallpaper people when they come over and want to see designs you like. Lithographs from C. J. Richardson’s 1851 work “Studies of ornamental design.” F. Bedford and Day & Son, lithographers. Published in London by John Weale.

Title page. Page 7. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/studiesofornamen00rich/page/n7/mode/2up
Page 9. Page 7. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/studiesofornamen00rich/page/n9/mode/2up
Page 34. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/studiesofornamen00rich/page/n34/mode/1up
“Jewel Embroidery.” Page 36. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/studiesofornamen00rich/page/n36/mode/1up
Page 40. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/studiesofornamen00rich/page/n40/mode/1up
“Ceiling of the Sala di Cambio, Perugia. Painted in 1500 by Pietro Perugino and his pupils.” Page 46. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/studiesofornamen00rich/page/n46/mode/1up
“Chalice from the church of San Dominico at Perugia.” Page 48, Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/studiesofornamen00rich/page/n48/mode/1up
“Ancient German applique, embroidery. Page 50. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/studiesofornamen00rich/page/n50/mode/1up
“Pattern for applique embroidery.” Page 52. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/studiesofornamen00rich/page/n52/mode/1up

Designs for southern Italian tile ornaments, perfect for the conservatory whenever you get around to getting it finished. Plates from Johann Eduard Jacobsthal’s work “Süd-italienische Fliesen-Ornamente,” published in Germany in 1886. The idea for the post being taken from an idea on the art blog www.design-is-fine.org.

Figures 1 and 2, page 23. Wilhelm Greve, lithographer. Collections of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Boston Public Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/suditalienischef00jaco/page/n23/mode/1up
Figures 1, 2, and 3. Page 25. Wilhelm Greve, lithographer. Collections of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Boston Public Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/suditalienischef00jaco/page/n25/mode/1up
Figures 1 and 2. Page 27. Wilhelm Greve, lithographer. Collections of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Boston Public Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/suditalienischef00jaco/page/n27/mode/1up