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

Art Déco and Art Nouveau gates and screens in iron and brass. You’ll end up wanting to acquire more gateways so you can buy another. French, by ironworker Edgar Brandt. Living from 1880 to 1960, he also made armaments for the French army.

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Garden gate with with bronze fleur-de-lis, berry bush and florets. 1910-1919. Art Nouveau. Iron and brass. In the manner of Edgar Brandt. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/building-garden/doors-gates/french-art-nouveau-architectural-iron-bronze-gate-manner-edgar-brandt/id-f_4695723/?gclid=CjwKCAjw97P5BRBQEiwAGflV6YHzPAXD6g6vnIJKolYFgtpyzGuzNn0cBeIA_san12zB9soLYO1TsRoCzYkQAvD_Bw
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“L’Âge d’Or,’ patinated iron with three gilt bronze medallions. 1923. Patinated iron with gilt bronze medallions executed by Max Blondat. Retailed by Ferrobrandt Inc. New York. Maker’s marks: The garland of the single female figure is signed “MAX-BLONDAT.” Image © Phillips Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.phillips.com/detail/edgar-brandt/NY050114/46
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“Oasis” five panel screen. 1920-1929. French. Brass and nickled metal. Image ©2018 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.de/k%C3%BCnstler/edgar-brandt/oasis-five-panel-screen-52j1wlMO6FCYePas7tMY5A2

Majolica ceramic animals. French. Jerome Massier, creator. Living from 1850 to 1916, he worked under the name of Jerome Massier Fils in the Messier family firm in the south of France where they started producing majolica in the 1860s.

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Grasshopper jardinière. Majolica ceramic. ca. 1890. French. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/building-garden/planters-jardinieres/19th-century-majolica-grasshopper-jardiniere-jerome-massier/id-f_16159681/?gclid=CjwKCAjw97P5BRBQEiwAGflV6X5C2GtnB3B4tUDazfyaB_uwfBOSC3oqSNKDes3vQBb9SkxbUlt8EBoCskQQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Frog playing guitar sitting on a chair. Majolica ceramic. 1910. French. Marked on the underside. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/sculptures/animal-sculptures/rare-majolica-frog-sitting-on-chair-jerome-massier-circa-1910/id-f_12543841/?gclid=CjwKCAjw97P5BRBQEiwAGflV6cXNwIg7DB7x-tgqeUSsMGZgyjzUNVdJpkTQrRxdfXPxCcEo0Z4J3RoCj6EQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Swan jardinière. Majolica ceramic. ca. 1890. French. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/building-garden/planters-jardinieres/majolica-yellow-swan-jardiniere-jerome-massier-circa-1890/id-f_19163002/?gclid=CjwKCAjw97P5BRBQEiwAGflV6QRyKJSGS-dCp5cD9M-S0fY1-FImJyVhOSzSyoRtdwLR8HKWAMjbQxoCoEkQAvD_BwE&
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Planter in the form of chirping finches atop a grassy water tank. Majolica ceramic. ca. 1800. French. Maker’s marks: marked “Jerome Massier Fils” on the underside. Image © Jesse Davis Antiques. Fair use license. via https://www.jessedavisantiques.co.uk/en-GB/majolica/jerome-massier-bird-motif-majolica-planter/prod_10398#.Xy1WjyhKjqU

1920s trophy cups. Not your standard loving cup sort of thing. Sterling silver, American and British.

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Cut-glass and silver trophy cup with horn handles. Cut-glass is straight and spread with cut vertical ornament in the motif of alternating flutes and circles and a star cut to the underside. Silver collar with a flared rim and tooled leaf and berry bottom rim. Horn handles carved in the motif of animals sprouting their own horns with silver mounts. ca. 1910. American. Sterling silver, cut-glass and horn. Maker’s marks: fully marked including indistinct maker’s stamp (probably Redlich). Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/sterling-silver/antique-american-cut-glass-trophy-carved-big-game-alpha-antlers/id-f_19997302/
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Trophy cup for the Lake Michigan boat race Challenge Cup (flag detail). Tall urn design with three high-looping handles and a domed foot with garland decoration applied to the top of the urn and flowers and shells applied to the foot. Reeded rim. 1907. American. Sterling Silver. Engraved “Challenge cup for the annual competition among launches on Clark Lake, Michigan” on the front. Inscribed “Presented to the Clark Lake Yacht Club by Chauncey F. York, 1907.” 1907. American. Sterling silver. Maker’s marks: fully marked with maker’s mark for Redlich and a retailer’s mark for Bailey, Banks and Biddle. Number 4684. Image © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/143648679455
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Silver hydroplane boat race trophy with the bowl having wing mounted and leaf wrapped caryatid side handles. Applied enamel flags and circular and wreathed frames, one inset with a chased motorboat in churning water and the other being engraved “Presented by Sir Thomas J. Lipton Bart. KCVO to the National Yacht Club of Toronto for competition in outboard hydroplane races at the Canadian National National Exhibition Regatta 1929.” Baluster shaft with acanthus leaves and scrolled brackets with a raised foot with scalloping. Raised cover with a cast finial in the design of a nude angel lunging forward with one arm while clutching her drapery with the other. 1919. George V. Sterling silver. Made in London in 1929. Hallmarked. Image © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. and Nelson and Nelson Antique Silver. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/George-V-Trophy-Cup-Art-Deco-Hydroplane-Boat-Race-English-Sterling-Silver/143480968785?_trkparms=aid%3D1110002%26algo%3DSPLICE.SOI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20190711095549%26meid%3Ddca160768a9949b28e50d768bb096cb7%26pid%3D100047%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D143648679455%26itm%3D143480968785%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSellersOtherItemsV2%26brand%3DGoldsmiths+%26+Silversmiths&_trksid=p2047675.c100047.m2108

Lipstick motif Art Déco figural table lighters. Lucite.

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Geometric design lighters modeled as lipstick. Art Déco. Lucite. Maker not known. Image © Special Auction Services, Newbury, Berkshire. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/two-art-deco-lucite-lighters-of-geometric-design-modelled-as-lipsticks-50218094?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Auktionsnewsletter&utm_content=Email:%20Auktionsnewsletter&perPage=80&page=4
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Geometric table cigarette lighter modeled as a blue lipstick. 1940s. Art Déco. Lucite. Maker not known. Image © 2020 Etsy, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.etsy.com/listing/610327168/vintage-1940s-lighter-working-lucite?show_sold_out_detail=1&ref=nla_listing_details

Roller skate themed silver novelties that will make you want to head for the nearest roller rink.

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Roller skate condiment set for salt, pepper and mustard with four working pearwood wheels. ca. 1880. Victorian. Silverplate, glass and pearwood. Maker not known. Image © Piers Rankin Antique Silver, London. Fair use license. via https://www.antiquesilverlondon.com/antique-silver-cruets/527-novelty-victorian-silver-plate-roller-skate-condiment-set.html
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Pin cushion.Antique. Silver with a blue pincushion. Maker not known. Image © Lot-Art 2020. fair use license. via https://www.lot-art.com/auction-lots/A-CAST-SILVER-NOVELTY-ROLLER-SKATE-PIN-CUSHION/1662-cast_silver-07.12.19-nicholson
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Novelty hat pin with the finial modeled as a roller skate. Early 20th c. Silver. Stamped marks. Image © 2020 Catawiki. Fair use license. via https://www.catawiki.com/l/4710277-silver-novelty-roller-skate-hat-pin-early-20th-century

Style sheets to make any space look a bit fancier. Ancient Egyptian designs from Helmuth Theodor Bossert’s work “An encyclopaedia of colour decoration from the earliest times to the middle of the XIXth century” which was published in Berlin in 1928.

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“Thebes, beginning of the 15th century, BC.” Egypt. Figures 16 and 17. Page 51. Collections of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Digitalized by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with federal LSTA funds. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/encyclopaediaofc00boss/page/n50/mode/1up
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“Egypt. Thebes. First half of the 15th century BC.” Figures 20 and 21. Page 54. Collections of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Digitalized by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with federal LSTA funds. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/encyclopaediaofc00boss/page/n54/mode/1up
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“Egypt. Thebes. First quarter of the 15th century BC.” Figures 18 and 19. Page 52.Collections of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Digitalized by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with federal LSTA funds. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/encyclopaediaofc00boss/page/n52/mode/1up

Arts Déco jewels by Jean Fouquet, son of Georges Fouquet and grandson of Alphonse Fouquet. Maison Fouquet was founded in 1862 by Alphonse Fouquet and lasted into the mid 20th century under his son and grandson.

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Clip. Commissioned by the French State for the International Exhibition of Arts and Techniques in Modern Life in Paris, in 1937. Inventory ID #MNAM 1116 OA. 1937. Made in Paris. Gold, lacquer and old brilliant cut diamonds. Jean Fouquet, designer. Louis Fertey, maker. Photo ©Paris, MAD / Jean Tholance. Image © Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/clip-4
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Ring. Commissioned by the French State for the International Exhibition of Arts and Techniques in Modern Life in Paris, in 1937 Inventory ID #MNAM 1114 OA. 1931 and 1937. White gold, platinum, old brilliant-cut diamonds, amethysts, and moonstones. Jean Fouquet, designer. Jean Charles, maker. Photo ©Paris, MAD / Jean Tholance. Image © Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/bague-1937-0
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Ring. Commissioned by the French State for the International Exhibition of Arts and Techniques in Modern Life in Paris, in 1937. Inventory ID #MNAM 1112 OA. 1937. Gold and topaz. Jean Fouquet, designer. Louis Fertey, maker. Photo ©Paris, MAD / Jean Tholance. Image © Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/bague-1937
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Bracelet. Commissioned by the French State for the International Exhibition of Arts and Techniques in Modern Life in Paris, in 1937. Inventory ID #MNAM 1115 0A. 1937. White gold, platinum, old brilliant-cut diamonds, amethysts, and moonstones. Jean Fouqet, designer. Charles Girard, maker. Photo ©Paris, MAD / Jean Tholance. Image © Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/bracelet-1937

What to buy before the Empress Eugenie calls. Selections from an album made by Maison Alphonse Giroux that lives with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. At mid-century the Maison Giroux was IT.

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“Nécessaire à couture, épingles et carnet de bal.” 1852-1870. Pencil and gouache on paper. Inventory ID #CD 6495.57. Collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/necessaire-a-couture-epingles-et-carnet-de-bal
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“Une Coupe Couverte, un Vase et une Aiguière.” 1852-1870. Pencil and gouache on paper. Inventory ID #CD 6495.7. Pencil and gouache on paper. Inventory ID #CD 6495.57. Collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/une-coupe-couverte-un-vase-et-une-aiguiere
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Page d’album de dessin. 1852-1870. Pencil and gouache on paper. Inventory ID #CD 6495.15. Collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/page-d-album-de-dessin-1

Silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel from Imperial Russia. Nicholai Zverev, silverworker. Contemporary with Fabergé. Zverev was one of the many who worked in the last days of the Russian Empire when there was a very large demand for such pieces, both in Russia and abroad.

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Silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel sugar bowl and cream jug, painted with polychrome shaded foliage on stippled grounds. Turquoise handles and dot borders. Bases are engraved with the Cyrillic initials “TR” and dated 1911. ca. 1911. Made in Moscow. Nicholas Zverev, maker. 84 standard. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2010/russian-works-of-art-faberg-and-icons-l10113/lot.501.html?locale=en
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Gilded silver and shaded enamel sugar basket, enameled with birds amongst colorful foliage on a gilded silver ground. Swing handle. ca. 1910. Made in Moscow. Nicholai Zverev, maker. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2006/russian-art-n08182/lot.338.html?locale=en
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Two silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel cigarette cases and a match box case, each decorated in shaded enamel with birds, scrolls and flowers on matte ground within turquoise blue dot borders. ca. 1908. Made in Moscow. Nicholai Zverev, maker. Makers marks: Each stamped with workmaster’s initials, one cigarette case and the match box case 84 standard, the other case 91 standard. London import marks for 1908, retailed by Blumenthal Brothers in London. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2005/russian-pictures-works-of-art-and-icons-w05722/lot.305.html?locale=en