Plates signed by Agostino Tensini from the calligraphy manual “La uera regola dello scriuere : utile à giouani.” Published in 1680 and then around 1800. This copy having been signed by Giacomo Formento and dated 1789, it would appear to be the 1680 edition.

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Animals, mostly sheep. French. Charles Emile Jacques, artist (1813-1894). Part of the Barbizon School.

Feeding Time." No date.
“Feeding Time.” No date. Oil on canvas. Signed “Ch. Jacques” on the lower right. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/charles-emile-jacques-french-1879-1946-feeding-time-5787516-details.aspx
Two sheep. Drawing. No date.
Two sheep. Drawing. No date. Faded charcoal on paper. Signed on the lower left. Image © Proantic.com. Fair use license. via https://www.proantic.com/en/display.php?mode=obj&id=328062
"Landscape with Sheep." After 1848.
“Landscape with Sheep.” After 1848. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.flickr.com/photos/eoskins/9408347935

Studies done for the lid of the Steinway piano given to the White House during the Franklin Delano Roosevelt administration. 1938. Art Deco. Dunbar Beck, artist. Also worked with the WPA and did murals for the 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair.

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“Come Muse Migrate,” study for the lid of the White House Steinway piano. 1938. American. Gouache and pencil on heavy paper. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/wall-decorations/paintings/come-muse-migrate-art-deco-study-white-house-piano-whitman-poem/id-f_13181361/
"Music with Conch and Lyre,"
“Music with Conch and Lyre,” including a triton blowing a conch shell, and other gods with lyre, cymbals and flute. Study for the lid of the White House Steinway piano. 1938. American. Gouache and pencil on heavy paper. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/wall-decorations/paintings/music-conch-lyre-study-white-house-piano-dunbar-beck-1938/id-f_13159091/

Pictures of a never-realized interior renovation of the Royal Serbian Castle in Belgrade. World War I came along and so they never happened. Taken from two albums, “Drafts for the royal Hofburg of His Majesty King Peter of Serbia. Belgrade” done between 1912 and 1914 by August Bosse,who owned a major interior design firm in Weimar. These being a selection from the website of Antiquariat Michael Banzhaf who I met at Boston’s antiquarian book fair last fall.

Hall with columns.
Hall with columns. Image © Michael Banzhaf, Tübingen antiquariat-banzhaf.de. Fair use license. via http://www.antiquariat-banzhaf.de/wp-content/uploads/Banzhaf-Katalog-16.pdf
Sitting room.
Sitting room. Image © Michael Banzhaf, Tübingen antiquariat-banzhaf.de. Fair use license. via http://www.antiquariat-banzhaf.de/wp-content/uploads/Banzhaf-Katalog-16.pdf
Room with domed ceiling.
Room with domed ceiling. Image © Michael Banzhaf, Tübingen antiquariat-banzhaf.de. Fair use license. via http://www.antiquariat-banzhaf.de/wp-content/uploads/Banzhaf-Katalog-16.pdf
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Room with yellow wallpaper. Image © Michael Banzhaf, Tübingen antiquariat-banzhaf.de. Fair use license. via http://www.antiquariat-banzhaf.de/wp-content/uploads/Banzhaf-Katalog-16.pdf
Room with blue wallpaper.
Room with blue wallpaper. Image © Michael Banzhaf, Tübingen antiquariat-banzhaf.de. Fair use license. via http://www.antiquariat-banzhaf.de/wp-content/uploads/Banzhaf-Katalog-16.pdf
Room with red carpet.
Room with red carpet. Image © Michael Banzhaf, Tübingen antiquariat-banzhaf.de. Fair use license. via http://www.antiquariat-banzhaf.de/wp-content/uploads/Banzhaf-Katalog-16.pdf

I apologize for the quality of the last  3 which is not as good as I would like. The images are taken via screenshots from a PDF from antiquariat-banzhaf.de and the last 3 are small on the PDF. Great albums, I can find no images of it elsewhere to use.

Plates of Australian animals from John Gould’s “Mammals of Australia” which was published between 1845 and 1863. Having examined specimens that Darwin brought back from the second voyage of the Beagle, Gould and his artist wife Elizabeth was inspired to spend two years in Australia studying birds and other wildlife. Lithographs by H. C. Richter based on drawings by the Goulds.

"Petaurista taguanoïdes, Flying Squirrel."
“Petaurista taguanoïdes, Flying Squirrel.” Collections of the Biodiversity Heritage Library and held in the Smithsonian Institution. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/john-gould-mammals-of-australia
"Dasyurus maculatus, Tiger Quoll."
“Dasyurus maculatus, Tiger Quoll.” Collections of the Biodiversity Heritage Library and held in the Smithsonian Institution. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/john-gould-mammals-of-australia
"Phascolarctos cinereus, Koalas."
“Phascolarctos cinereus, Koalas.” Collections of the Biodiversity Heritage Library and held in the Smithsonian Institution. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/john-gould-mammals-of-australia
"Thylacinus cynocephalus, Thylacine (now extinct)."
“Thylacinus cynocephalus, Thylacine (now extinct).” Collections of the Biodiversity Heritage Library and held in the Smithsonian Institution. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/john-gould-mammals-of-australia
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“Phascolomys wombat, Common Wombat.” Collections of the Biodiversity Heritage Library and held in the Smithsonian Institution. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/john-gould-mammals-of-australia

Colored renderings of the decorations of various rooms in London. Not aspirational decor exactly but you’d need a lot of money to get the same effect. George Aitchison Jr. RA, architect, maker (1825-1910).

Alternative elevation of the staircase well showing decoration, from designs for the interior decoration of 1 Grosvenor Crescent, London, for Sir Wilfrid Lawson M.P. 1879. British. Color drawing. Image © RIBA/Royal Institute of British Architects. Fair use license. via https://www.architecture.com/image-library/ribapix/image-information/poster/designs-for-the-interior-decoration-of-1-grosvenor-crescent-london-alternative-elevation-of-the-stai/posterid/RIBA4028.html?Action=Cookie
"Design for the decoration of the staircase, 44 Belgrave Square." 1870. British.
“Design for the decoration of the staircase, 44 Belgrave Square.” 1870. British. Watercolor on paper. Image © RIBA/Royal Institute of British Architects. Fair use license. via https://www.pubhist.com/w20050
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Design for the decorative scheme for the Front Drawing Room, 15 Berkeley Square, London. 1873. British. Watercolour and oil on paper. Image © RIBA/ Royal Institute of British Architects. Fair use license. via
central chimneypiece in the smoking room
Designs for the interior decoration of 1 South Audley Street, Mayfair, London: central chimneypiece in the smoking room. 1893. Classical Revival. British. Exhibited with three other drawings for the interior decoration of the smoking room at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 1893. Colored drawing. Image © RIBA/Royal Institute of British Architects. Fair use license. via https://www.architecture.com/image-library/ribapix/image-information/poster/designs-for-the-interior-decoration-of-1-south-audley-street-mayfair-london-central-chimneypiece-in-/posterid/RIBA4034.html

Pictures of fireworks from before they blow up from a little while back. Plates from “Beschrijving van kunst vuurwerken : zoo als dezelven zich in hunne uitwerkingen vertoonen : met CXIV uitvoerige teekeningen.” From around 1780. If only we could smell the gunpowder and watch them blow up. But this will have to do.

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Figures 48 and 49. Page 285. Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/beschrijvingvank00hall/page/n283
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