Glories out of the 18th century all gilded up to decorate your home. All part of a service made for Duke Charles Alexander of Lorraine who was a first cousin of French Queen Marie Antoinette. Pieter Jozef Fonson and Jakob van der Donck, creators.

Surtout de table (ornamental centerpiece) made for  Duke Charles Alexander of Lorraine
Surtout de table (ornamental centerpiece) made for Duke Charles Alexander of Lorraine. 1755-94. Porcelain with gold, wood, and brass. Collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Cc0 license 4.0. via https://www.khm.at/en/objectdb/detail/555867/?pid=2323&back=862&offset=12&lv=listpackages-5500
Jug made for the Duke Karl Alexander of Lorraine.
Jug made for the Duke Karl Alexander of Lorraine. 1755-94. Porcelain and gold. Collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/15502/KK_1269.html
Sauciere made for the Duke Karl Alexander of Lorraine. 18th c.
Sauciere made for the Duke Karl Alexander of Lorraine. 18th c. Porcelain and gold. Collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Cc0 License. 4.0. via https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/15502/KK_1274.html
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Antique sundials from the collections of the Landesmuseum, Stuttgart, Germany.

Hollow sundial with scales located on the inside of a hexagonal cup. Also marked with zodiac signs shows the monthly changing length of day and night, while the twelve houses in the sky in which the sun is located have been given horoscope scales. 1600.
Hollow sundial with scales located on the inside of a hexagonal cup. Also marked with zodiac signs shows the monthly changing length of day and night, while the twelve houses in the sky in which the sun is located have been given horoscope scales. 1600. German. Gilded brass. Collection of the Landesmuseum, Stuttgart. Cc0 license. via via https://www.landesmuseum-stuttgart.de/sammlung/sammlung-online/dk-details/?object_id=10019
Sundial from the estate of Duke Frederick I of Württemberg. 1596.
Sundial from the estate of Duke Frederick I of Württemberg. Archimedean, is composed of 18 squares and eight triangles. 1596. Wood and iron. Signed “LVDOVICVS HÖHENFELDER ANNO CHR [ISTI] 1596.” Collection of the Landesmuseum, Stuttgart. Cc0 license. via https://www.landesmuseum-stuttgart.de/sammlung/sammlung-online/dk-details/?object_id=10016
Equatorial sundials with mechanical minute display.
Equatorial sundials with mechanical minute display. 1720-25. Silver, brass, glass, and iron. Johann Martin Willebrand, maker (1642-1721). Collection of the Landesmuseum, Stuttgart. Cc0 license. via https://www.landesmuseum-stuttgart.de/sammlung/sammlung-online/dk-details/?object_id=10098

Novelty nib wipes with bristles to wipe the extra ink off of your fountain pen. From Victorian times. So much more interesting were their desk accessories than ours. All we have is computer mice and plastic pens but they had everything.

Lobster pen wipe. ca. 1880.
Lobster pen wipe. ca. 1880. Brass. Head lifts off to reveal the bristles. English. Image © 2019 Etsy, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.etsy.com/listing/678029742/rare-antique-english-pen-nib-wipe-in?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=antique+pen+wipe&ref=sr_gallery-1-5&frs=1
Pig nib wipe. Antique. Pewter.
Pig nib wipe. Victorian. Pewter. Maker not known. Image © Skinner & Hyde, United Kingdom. Fair use license. via https://www.skinnerandhyde.co.uk/product/rare-antique-pig-pen-nib-wipe-brush/
Lizard pen wipe. Antique. Austrian.
Lizard pen wipe. Antique. Bronze. Austrian. Original bristles. Small cabochon onyx replacing the missing eyes and touched up scales. Image © 2007–2019 Auctions Online USA Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/263190-antique-lizard-bronze-pen-wipe-kyratise?in=activity

Ornamentation from back when buildings got decorated up like a Christmas tree. American. Mostly doorknobs. Amazing what they did with them. So much more fun to use when they are shaped like the family pet.

Eagle doorknob for the front door. ca. late 19th c.
Eagle doorknob for the front door. ca. late 19th c. Cast brass. Mallory & Wheeler Manufacturing, New Haven, Connecticut, maker. Image © 2002-2019 LiveAuctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/67644751_rare-mw-eagle-knob-with-triangle-plate
Rosette or medallion, salvage from the Cook County Criminal Courthouse Building. Late 1920's.
Rosette or medallion, salvage from the Cook County Criminal Courthouse Building. Would have been set flush against a wooden door casing. Late 1920’s. Neoclassical in style. Cast bronze. Hall, Lawrence & Ratcliffe, architects. Bronze fabricator not known. Image © 2019 Urban Remains. Fair use license. via https://www.urbanremainschicago.com/one-of-two-historically-important-ornamental-cast-bronze-flush-mount-petaled-floral-rosette-or-medallion-salvaged-from-the-cook-county-criminal-courthouse-building.html
Doorknob in a dog design. 1869.
Doorknob in a dog design. 1869. Brass. Russell & Erwin Manufacturing Company, maker, New Britain, Connecticut. Image © 2019 Etsy, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.etsy.com/listing/98567352/antique-salvage-1869-russell-erwin

Pretty things to make the house smell nice even if its winter and you can’t open the windows. Not used at Versailles but pretty enough that the Queen of France would have liked them too.

Pot pourri bowls.
Pot pourri bowls. Porcelain ca. 1660-1680. Mounts ca. 1750. Hard-paste porcelain, celadon ground color and polychrome enamel. Gilt-bronze mounts. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust. Fair use license. via https://blogs.getty.edu/iris/froth-and-folly-nobility-and-perfumery-at-the-court-of-versailles/
Porcelain bouquet given to the Duke of Saxony by his daughter Marie Josèphe. 1749. Made in  Vincennes, France. Porcelain, gilded brass and copper. Has 470 artificial flowers with the porcelain underneath made to store perfume so the flowers could spread the scent.
Porcelain bouquet given to the Duke of Saxony by his daughter Marie Josèphe. 1749. Made in Vincennes, France. Porcelain, gilded brass and copper. Has 470 artificial flowers with the porcelain underneath made to store perfume so the flowers could spread the scent. Jean-Claude Duplessis and Claude le Boitteux, goldsmiths. Image © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden. Fair use license. via https://skd-online-collection.skd.museum/Details/Index/119334
"Royal Bleu" Louis Philippe pot pourri urn. 1846.
“Royal Bleu” Louis Philippe pot pourri urn with pierced ormolu mounts and feet. 1846. French. Sèvres, maker. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/porcelain/antique-sevres-royal-bleu-porcelain-pot-pourri-urn-stamped-1846-19th-century/id-f_12459063/

Sunflowers with an Aesthetic Movement spin. Thomas Jeckyll, designer (1827-1881). Pioneer of the Japonaiserie that was so popular at the time.

Fireplace insert (detail).
Fireplace insert (detail). ca. 1873. but Anglo-Japanese in style. Gilded cast brass. Designed by Jeckyll and made by Barnard, Bishop and Barnard. Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Fair use license. via https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O129227/fireplace-surround-jeckyll-thomas/
Andirons (sunflower detail). ca. 1878-1884.
Andirons (sunflower detail). ca. 1878-1884. Cast brass. Designed by Jeckyll. Manufactured by Barnard, Bishop & Barnard. Image © Copyright Toovey’s 2017-2019. Fair use license. via https://www.tooveys.com/lots/295285/a-rare-pair-of-late-victorian-aesthetic-period-cast-brass-sunflower-andirons/

Sunflower gates, main entrance, Heigham Park  Norwich, England.
Sunflower gates, main entrance, Heigham Park Norwich, England. Contemporary gates made with reclaimed ironwork from the Chapel Field pagoda which was heavily damaged by bombing during World War II having been originally designed by Thomas Jeckyll to be used as the gates to the Heigham Park tennis court. In this location since 2004. via https://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/2330430271

Inkwells with a Jugendstil twist. One you can keep letters in until you get around to sending them.

Inkwell. ca. 1900.
Inkwell. Ca. 1900. Jugendstil. Monogramed “WD.” Silver with glass inserts. Bruckmann & Söhne, Heilbronn, maker. Image © Lempertz Auction House, Germany. Fair use license. via https://www.lempertz.com/en/catalogues/lot/1039-2/554-a-heilbronn-jugendstil-silver-inkwell-with-original-glass-insets-monogrammed-wd-marks-of-br.html
Inkwell. Jugendstil.
Inkwell. Jugendstil. Bronze and ceramic. Abel Landry, designer. Adrien Pierre Dalpayrat, ceramicist. Image © 1995-2019 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.de/itm/DALPAYRAT-Jugendstil-Art-Nouveau-Bronze-Keramik-Schreibzeug-Design-Abel-Landry-/382740314045?nma=true&si=U9ul73rJf46DOFZoAvSv7p1jrsA%253D&orig_cvip
Pyramid-shaped inkpot. ca. 1900-1903. Jugendstil.
Pyramid-shaped inkpot. ca. 1900-1903. Jugendstil. Sang-de-boeuf red stoneware mounted in gilded brass. Abel Landry, designer. Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat, ceramicist. Image © La Gazette Drouot. Fair use license. via http://catalogue.gazette-drouot.com/ref/lot-ventes-aux-encheres.jsp?id=2360682
Letter holder with inkwell. Jugendstil.
Letter holder with inkwell. Jugendstil. German. Brass. Maker not known. Image © instaghub.com. Fair use license. via https://www.instaghub.com/post/BxVME9bHRN5