Decorative little people stuck sitting on the bric-a-brac and wanting to go out to dinner. All of these by Maison Denière of Paris. An important manufacturer of decorative bronze, their work appeared at the Exposition Universelle of 1855.

"Sappho"(detail)
“Sappho”(detail). Silvered and gilded bronze statuette of Sappho, the Greek poetess of antiquity which surmounts a mantle clock. Pierre Alexandre Schoenewerk, sculptor. Image © 2007 Galerie Marc Maison. Fair use license. via https://www.marcmaison.com/objets-d-art-19th-century-paintings-and-furniture/clocks-garnitures/maison-deniere-napoleon-iii-style-fireplace-insert-in-gilded-silver-bronze-and-onyx-11646
Marble figural jardinière. ca. 1870.
Marble figural jardinière. Rouge marble top supported by four git bronze putti after Clodion or Pigalle with foliate foliate garlands, on a stepped circular marble base.ca. 1870. in the Manner of Maison Denière, circa 1870. Marble and gilt bronze. In the manner of Maison Denière. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/building-garden/garden-ornaments/marble-figural-jardiniere-manner-maison-deniere-circa-1870/id-f_13807282/
Satyr and female figure, both of whom are engaged in Bacchic revelry (clock detail). Part of a set that also includes a pair of candelabra.
Satyr and female figure, both of whom are engaged in Bacchic revelry (clock detail). Part of a set that also includes a pair of candelabra. ca. 1880. Patinated bronze. Signed “Clodion,” for Claude Michel. Likely after an original marble by the 18th century French sculptor. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/clocks/mantel-clocks/ormolu-patinated-bronze-mounted-clock-set-deniere/id-f_17530611/

Wallpaper and textile designs from Atelier Martine, the wallpaper and textile arm of fashion designer Paul Poiret’s fashion empire. Atelier Martine started up in Paris around 1910 with shops in Berlin, London, and Philadelphia. They closed around 1929.

eucalyptus
“Eucalyptus.” Black background with six colors, white, lemon yellow, ultramarine blue, two tones of verdigris and dark green. Wallpaper design. ca. 1912. Impression from a cylinder. Collection of the Bibliothèque Forney, Paris. Image © Bibliothèque Forney, Paris. Fair use license. via http://archive.printeresting.org/2012/05/02/atelier-martine-wallpapers-paris-1911-1929/
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“Iris.” Pearl gray background with grass green, pink, light blue, purple, yellow, and black. Wallpaper design. ca. 1912. Impression from a cylinder. Impression from a cylinder. Collection of the Bibliothèque Forney, Paris. Image © Bibliothèque Forney, Paris. Fair use license. via http://archive.printeresting.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Iris1.jpg
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Panel of dress or furnishing fabric. 1920-29. Block printed cotton and linen with a plain weave. Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Image © Art Institute of Chicago. Fair use license. via https://www.artic.edu/artworks/86367/panel-dress-or-furnishing-fabric
Panel, block printed cotton and linen with a plain weave. 1920-1925.
Panel, block printed cotton and linen with a plain weave. 1920-1925. Possibly by Atelier Martine. Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Image © Art Institute of Chicago. Fair use license. via https://www.artic.edu/artworks/86403/panel

Art glass vase and candlesticks by Louis Comfort Tiffany/Tiffany Studios, Corona, New York. American. Collections of the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia.

Egyptian onion form-vase. ca. 1901.
Egyptian onion form-vase. ca. 1901. Blown iridized glass. Opaque, green and silver glass. Marked around bottom: “L.C.T. o2255” on wafer pontil. Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, Corona, New York, maker. Image © Chrysler Museum, Norfolk. Fair use license. via https://chrysler.emuseum.com/objects/21824/budstick-vase?ctx=4e482abf-f0d2-4236-a2f7-b4735a10a10e&idx=5
Candlestick. ca. 1906-13
Candlestick. ca. 1906-13. Bronze with a favrile ribbed pulled green and iridescent glass open bud-like cap. Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, Corona, New York, maker. Image © Chrysler Museum, Norfolk. Fair use license. via https://chrysler.emuseum.com/objects/16522/candlestick?ctx=4e482abf-f0d2-4236-a2f7-b4735a10a10e&idx=7
Bronze two-light candelabra with a "tree-trunk" base. Two light candelabra with a "tree-trunk" base.  Screwed into the two top limbs are candleholders with diamond-shaped openings. Opaque jade-green glass was blown into the candleholders. ca. 1900.
Bronze two-light candelabra with a “tree-trunk” base. Two light candelabra with a “tree-trunk” base. Screwed into the two top limbs are candleholders with diamond-shaped openings. Opaque jade-green glass was blown into the candleholders. ca. 1900. Inscribed “Tiffany Studios/New York” on metal plate on the base. Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, Corona, New York, maker. Image © Chrysler Museum, Norfolk. Fair use license. via https://chrysler.emuseum.com/objects/29472/candelabra?ctx=4e482abf-f0d2-4236-a2f7-b4735a10a10e&idx=6

Art Nouveau era ceramics, some edging into Art Deco. Designed by Walter Slater for Shelley Pottery which started in 1896 and operated until it was taken over in 1966. All of these happening to have come from the website for Bonhams.

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Intarsio vases, one in globe and shaft form decorated with a stylized scrolling foliate motif in purple, green, and mauve. The other is a small ewer with a bulbous body decorated with carnations. ca. 1911. Printed makers mark, numbered “3577” and “3010.”Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/15302/lot/233/
Lustre bowl. ca. 1919-21.
Lustre bowl with a sea green ground. Decorated with central foliate scrolls in blue, yellow and green and embellished with gilt. Green “Spano-lustra” candlestick with a swirling form. ca. 1919-21. Signed with a printed makers mark. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/15302/lot/273/
Lustre ginger jar and cover. ca. 1915.
Lustre ginger jar and cover, iridescent pink/golden ground with gilt slip trailed decoration of dragonflies and floral tendrils. ca. 1915. Attributed to Walter Slater. Printed mark. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/10826/lot/168/

Eventail (Hand fans) from the first quarter or so of the last century to tell your story for you. Or not. French. All for sale and taken from the website of Fan d’éventails, Paris.

Hand fan with the paper-fabric leaf painted and the top of the guard made from wood.
Hand fan with the paper-fabric leaf painted and the top of the guard made from wood. 1900-20. Image © Fan d’éventails, Paris. Fair use license. https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/19th-century-fans/2749-faience.html
Advertising fan for Grands Magasins du Royal-Haussmann. 1920-30.
Advertising fan for Grands Magasins du Royal-Haussmann. Wooden sticks with the paper leaf printed by Chambrelent. 1920-30. Image © Fan d’éventails, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/advertising-fans/2744-pub-chien.html
Poppy fan. Bone sticks and painted fabric leaf. ca. 1900-1910.
Poppy fan. Bone sticks and painted fabric leaf. ca. 1900-1910. Image © Fan d’éventails, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/art-nouveau-fans/2741-pavot-eventail.html
"The Concert," hand fan with a painted paper leaf and wooden sticks. 1904.
“The Concert,” hand fan with a painted paper leaf and wooden sticks. 1904. Joliot, maker. Signed “Joliot ’04.” Image © Fan d’éventails, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/19th-century-fans/2748-concert.html
The hand-kissing, fan with mother of pearl sticks with a silk leaf embroidered in color threads and painted.
The hand-kissing, fan with mother of pearl sticks with a silk leaf embroidered in color threads and painted. ca. 1900. Signed “RB” and “MB.” Image © Fan d’éventails, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/art-nouveau-fans/2742-baise-main.html

“Aurene” art glass from Steuben. Mostly 1920s. American. No longer making Steuben but Corning Glassworks which Steuben was part of is still going strong.

"Aurene" bowl in blue. ca. 1920s.
“Aurene” bowl in blue. ca. 1920s. American. Steuben,maker. Etched “Steuben.” Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/vases/steuben-blue-aurene-vase/id-f_15680731/
"Aurene" fan and finger vases in blue, green jade and rosaline colors. 1920s.
“Aurene” fan and finger vases in blue, green jade and rosaline colors. 1920s. American. Blue vase is engraved “Steuben.” Imaged by Heritage Auctions, HA.com. Image © Barneby’s, Stockholm. Fair use license. via https://www.barnebys.com/auctions/lot/three-steuben-glass-fan-vases-circa-1920-blue-aurene-vase-engraved
"Aurene" compote in gold glass. ca. 1920.
“Aurene” compote in gold glass. ca. 1920. American. Engraved “aurene, 367.” Imaged by Heritage Auctions, HA.com. Image © 2019 Heritage Auctions. Fair use license. via https://fineart.ha.com/itm/glass/steuben-gold-aurene-glass-compotecirca-1920-engraved-aurene-367ht-8-in/a/5383-79336.s
"Aurene" vase in a trumpet shape in gold. ca. 1920s.
“Aurene” vase in a trumpet shape in gold. ca. 1920s. American. Art glass in a gold color. Marked “Steuben Aurene 6770” on underside. Image © Cowan’s Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.cowanauctions.com/lot/steuben-gold-aurene-glass-vase-3077436

Selected images from the “Majolica box of designs,” a folio in the collections of the Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England.

Majolica design. No date.
Majolica design. No date. Image © The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_2_109
Design number 28, G23.  No date.
Design number 28, G23. No date. Image © The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_2_109
Design number 79. No date.
Design number 79. No date. Image © The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_2_109
Design. No date.
Design. No date. Image © The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_2_109