A few things to pick up that they don’t have at IKEA. Home decor in the French Empire style. Claude Galle, maker (1757-1815).

Pair of gilt-bronze ewers, the handles formed as satyrs and the body decorated with victories, masks of men, foliage and palmettes in applique. Pedestals resting on a quadrangular base. Empire. Gilt-bronze. Attributed to Claude Galle. Image ©  2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/the-french-touch-hommage-a-alain-et-catherine-bernard/a-pair-of-gilt-bronze-ewers-empire-attributed-to
Pair of “Aux Amours” vases with an elongated baluster form, both with handles formed as two winged putti resting their hands on the circular gadrooned rim of the vase with the handles arising from tapering acanthus leaves supporte on the back of a crouching winged griffin, each seated upon the head of a bearded Bacchic head. Anthemion band around the body of the vase above a fluted base above a spreading circular foot that rests upon a shaped plinth each side of which is mounted with alternate winged putto supporting a scrolled anthemion and a torchère surmounted by a griffin. 1805-1810. French. Attributed to Claude Galle. Image © 2020 RICHARD REDDING ANTIQUES LTD. Fair use license. via https://www.richardreddingantiques.com/artists/51-claude-galle-%28attributed-to%29/works/9997/
Pair of gilt-bronze two-light ormolu wall-lights (candle-holders). Each with an acanthus and palmette backplate issuing a winged harpy holding aloft in each hand a semi-circular foliate-wrapped trumpet-shaped branch supporting vase-shaped candle-holders. ca. 1810. French. Gilt-bronze and patinated bronze. Attributed to Claude Galle. Image © 2020 AnticStore and Galerie Philippe Guegan. Fair use license. via https://www.anticstore.art/79536P

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

Gothic Revival and Neo-Gothic inkstands and inkwells. Early and mid 19th century. So needed in case the archbishop wants to share a whiskey in the library.

Patinated inkstand together with two similar spill vases. Mid 19th c. Gothic Revival. Molded with tracery. Image © 2020 William Doyle Galleries, Inc. Fair use license. via https://doyle.com/auctions/12an01-estate-of-lee-b-anderson/catalogue/1247-gothic-revival-patinated-metal-inkstand

Inkwell modeled as a medieval helmet with pierced visor with applied cut and chased steel scrolled acanthus ornaments that is raised on a concave shield form base with three ball feet. The hinged top opens to reveal the inkwell. 19th c. Gothic Revival. Probably German. Patinated steel. Image © Jackson’s International Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fair use license. via https://www.pinterest.com/pin/75224256254422550/

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Inkwell in a Neo-Gothic style with a top that lifts to reveal three round openings resting on a marble plinth base and raised on cast bronze feet. The three glass inkwells are missing. 1875. Neo-Gothic. Patinated bronze and marble. Maker not known. Image © 2020 ROBUCK. Fair use license. via http://robuck.co/collection/curiosities/italian-gothic-revival-period-patinated-brass-and-marble-architectural-model-inkwell-r6803.html

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Oval inkwell modeled with cathedral arcades and rosettes that houses two inkwells with lids, a pounce pot and four pen holders. Rectangular Sienna marble base. 1820-1829. Neo-Gothic. French. Gilt bronze and Siena Marble. Maker not known. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/desk-accessories/inkwells/gothic-revival-inkwell-gilt-bronze-sienna-marble-19th-century/id-f_16380242/

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Inkstand modeled with a Gothic tracery design with a pierced rose window gallery enclosing a sander, two ink wells and four pen holders. Rectangular base. Victorian. Gothic Revival. Brass. Image © 2020 Mayfair Gallery Limited. Fair use license. via https://www.mayfairgallery.com/antique-victorian-gilt-brass-inkstand-with-gothic-tracery

Ostrich design lighting. 20th century. All more fun than those boring things they have on Wayfair.

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Ostrich leg motif candlestick or floor lamp. ca. 1920s. French. Gilt bronze. Maker not known. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/candle-holders/gilt-bronze-ostrich-leg-candlestick/id-f_19493332/

Pair of ostrich and palm tree candlesticks with faux ostrich eggs. 20th c. Hollywood Regency. American. Maker not known. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/candle-holders/candlesticks/pair-of-hollywood-regency-faux-ostrich-egg-ostrich-palm-tree-candlesticks/id-f_18714082/?gclid=CjwKCAjwxLH3BRApE

Candlesticks modeled with ostrich eggs amid leaves and branches. ca. 1970. Made in Morocco. Ostrich eggs and brass with marble bases. In the manner of Anthony Redmile. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/candle-holders/pair-of-exotic-ostrich-egg-brass-candlesticks-manner-anthony-redmile/id-f_874439/ Exceptional large candlesticks with stylized palm tree design in hand crafted and hand forged brass. The candlesticks feature an exotic ostrich egg amid leaves and branches.

Tents and other objects cast in bronze to put on your windowsill and make you think you are in the Levant. Austrian. Franz Xaver Bergmann (or Franz Xaver Bergman). Living from 1861 to 1936 he owned a Viennese foundry that produced numerous patinated and cold-painted bronzed figurines.

Table lamp. Late 19th c. Austrian. Cold painted bronze. Makers marks: Signed to the back with the Bergman seal and foundry mark for “Geschutzt”. Image © Sothebys and lotsearch.de. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/franz-bergman-late-19th-century-austrian-table-lamp-signed-to-the-back-20967037?perPage=80

Letter box modeled as an Ancient Egyptian carved-stone pylon with a rectangular slot on the top and hinged hieroglyphic facade with a sliding lintel catch enclosing a painted tomb interior with a glazed entrance. Base with palm trees, Arab men on camel-back and a sarcophagus. Early 20th c. Cast bronze. Austrian. Maker’s mark and foundry mark “Geschutzt” to the reverse. Image © John Moran Auctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.pinterest.fr/pin/327566572897859988/

Figurine table lamp depicting an Arab man and his servant in front of a tent with rifles and daggers laid on a carpet and window sill behind them with a minaret behind. ca. 1890-1900. Austrian. Cast bronze. Makers marks: Impresed “B”, mark for the Bergmann firm on the back. Impressed mark for “Seng” which is probably the modeler’s name. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/lighting/table-lamps/vienna-bronze-table-lamp-vintage-franz-bergman-smoking-arab-man-circa-1890/id-f_1316500/

Art Nouveau maidens in bronze. All from around 1900 and created by sculptor Charles Korschann (1872-1943) who was born in what is now Czechoslovakia but mostly worked in Paris.

“Femme Solifleur” vase in brown patinated bronze with a gilt bronze handle in the form of a stretched nymph. Late 19th c. Makers marks: Signed “Korschann.” Foundry mark for Louchet Paris. Image © 2020, Hickmet Fine Arts. Fair use license. via https://hickmet.com/products/charles-korschann-femme-solifleur

Patinated bronze figural vase modeled and cast with a gilt bronze maiden or nymph standing on an elliptical vase embellished with flowers. ca. 1900. Makers marks: Signed “Ch. Korschann, Paris.” Foundry seal for Louchet, Paris. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-charles-korschann-1872-1943-patinated-and-gilt-5765629-details.aspx

Gilt bronze vase with nude and a background decorated with flowers. ca. 1901. Makers marks: Signed “Korschann.” Foundry mark for Foundry stamp Louchet, Paris. Image ©2020 DECONAMIC. Fair use license. via https://www.deconamic.com/collection/sold/charles-korschann/art-nouveau-gilt-bronze-vase-with-nude-892722

Inkwell and desk tidy in the motif of a maiden standing among flowers and leaves, with the tray spreading out either side of her. ca. 1900. Makers marks: signed “Korschann.” Foundry marks for Colin Foundry, Paris. Image © 2016 Nouveau Deco Arts. Fair use license. via https://www.nouveaudecoarts.com/Everything-Else/Charles-Korschann-Inkwell.Html

Art Déco Garniture de cheminée to put on the mantlepiece in the drawing room. Best kind of wedding present if they are malachite. Nice even if it’s not.

Garniture de cheminée. 1930. Egyptian Revival. Art Déco. Onyx, bleu turquin marble, and gilt bronze. Maker not known. Image © DANTAN and proantic.com. Fair use license. via https://www.proantic.com/display.php?mode=obj&id=609897

Garniture de cheminée with a clock and a nymph pouring an onyx vase. Art Déco. French. Metal with a green and gold patina, inlaid onyx and Portor marble. Makers marks: Marked “Guerbe LeVerrier” on the base. Image © en.expertissim.com. Fair use license. via https://en.expertissim.com/art-deco-period-chimney-garniture-12277132

Garniture de cheminée with a clock and gazelle. ca. 1930. Art Déco. Black marble, green onyx and patinated copper. Maker not known. Image © Millon & Associés. Fair use license. via https://www.millon.com/lot/98007/10316174

Garniture de cheminée. Art Déco. Bronze. Limousin, maker. Image © Ruyten Fine Art and proantic.com. Fair use license. via https://www.proantic.com/display.php?mode=obj&id=335953

A few accoutrements for your dining table in case the Prince Regent stops by for a whiskey or two. From Rundell, Bridge & Rundell, goldsmiths to the king.

Ice pail from the Grand Service made by royal silversmiths Rundell, Bridge, and Rundell for King George IV of England. 1827. Silver. Makers marks: Hallmarked by Phillip Rundell, London. Image source Rau Antiques. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Royal_Ice_Pail_by_Rundell,_Bridge,_and_Rundell.jpg

Six light centerpiece. combining winged sphinxes and lion motifs with a cornucopia and the three graces of the Classical style. 1815. British. Gilt bronze and cut glass. Makers marks: Stamped “Rundell, Bridge & Rundell.” © 2020 RICHARD REDDING ANTIQUES LTD. Fair use license. via https://www.richardreddingantiques.com/sold/categories/11/9863/

Pair of claret jugs, each of the bodies matted and flat-chased with anthemions and tendrils below a frieze of stylised grape-laden vine leaves, with the handles springing from bearded masks and each surmounted by an eagle. The covers with cast grape and matted leaf finials and engraved with the royal arms of King William IV. One by John Bridge for Rundell, Bridge and Rundell. in 1833. The other by John Sparkes Tapley for John Tapley and Company and dating to 1835. Both jugs having been retailed by Rundell, Bridge and Rundell. William IV silver. 1830s. Silver gilt. British. Makers marks: Undersides engraved with a coat-of-arms, motto, supporters and baron’s coronet, and stamped “RUNDELL BRIDGE ET Co. AURIFICES REGIS LONDINI”. Inscribed “From His Most Gracious Majesty to Thomas Lord Ducie 1834.” Image © Sotheby’s 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/style-european-silver-gold-boxes-and-ceramics/royal-a-pair-of-william-iv-silver-gilt-claret-jugs

Pastille burners. Mostly antique. So much more fun than air fresheners but they do the same thing, burning pellets to scent up your house and cover up the cabbage smell coming out from the kitchen.

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Pastille burner with dolphin supports, rosso antico with black decoration. Still has the original lid and interior stand. ca. 1810. British. Ceramic. Wedgwood, maker. Makers marks: Stamped “JOSIAH WEDGWOOD” on the underside, along with an extremely rare mark, probably associated with trials of a new pyrometer or kiln. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/bowls-baskets/decorative-bowls/pastille-burner-on-dolphin-supports-rosso-antico-wedgwood-circa-1810/id-f_9977753/

Pastille burner and cover. ca. 1820. Pierced porcelain with enamels and gilding. Derby Porcelain Factory, Derby, maker. Makers marks: “D” under a crown and crossed batons, “11” in red, and an incised cross. Image© Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Fair use license. via http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O306954/pastille-burner-and-derby-porcelain-factory/

Pastille burner with swan supports. ca. 1820. Maker not known. Image © 2020 Richard Gardner Antiques. Fair use license. via https://www.richardgardnerantiques.co.uk/shop/sold/regency-pastille-burner-in-bronze/

Trefoil shaped pastille burner, each corner cast as a grotesque mask and supported on a claw foot. Comes with a detachable pierced cover and liner. 20th c. Italian. Silver. Makers marks: Stamped “BREBONZIO” and “800” underneath. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/an-italian-silver-pastille-burner-stamped-brebonzio-5440404-details.aspx

Animal art from the Wiener Werkstätte. Anton Puchegger, maker (1878-1917). From Austria but mostly working in Berlin.

Glazed parrot vase. ca. 1920. Ceramic. Signed “WW, A. Puchegger”. Image © Koller Auktionen. Fair use license. via https://www.kollerauktionen.ch/en/zuerich/a191/art-deco-_-art-nouveau-17/?show=detail&ppos=51

Inkwell with love birds. No date. Bronze. Signed “A. Puchegger.” Marked “1057.” Image © Auction Zip 2003 – 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.auctionzip.com/auction-lot/Anton-Puchegger-bronze-inkwell-having-love-birds_D3740BB92C/

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Clock with three faience ceramic polar bears. No date. ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/anton-puchegger/trois-ours-polaires-sur-la-banquise-avec-monture-QdvUe0XtG6OsmDjGpuKkaQ2