Make your home look fancier than the builder intended. Design ideas from the Boston Architectural Club year book for 1922. Reprint of an earlier work from 1750.

Piers for gates. Batty Langley Inventory 1739. Thomas Langley delineator and sculptor. Plate XVI, Page 25 of the Boston Architectural Club year book for 1922. Collections of the Boston Architectural College Library. Digitalization federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/bostonarchitectu1922bost/page/n24/mode/1up

The Semi Plans of the Piers. Batty Langley Inventory 1739. Thomas Langley delineator and sculptor. Plate XVII, Page 25 of the Boston Architectural Club year book for 1922. Collections of the Boston Architectural College Library. Digitalization federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/bostonarchitectu1922bost/page/n25/mode/1up

Piers for Gates at the Entrances into Palaces: Semi Plan; by Lord Burlington at Chiswick; By Inigo Jones at Windsor Castle/The Measures to the Principal and Particular Parts of each Pier Invented by Batty Langley. Thomas Langley, Sculptor. Plate XVIII. Page 26 of the Boston Architectural Club year book for 1922. Collections of the Boston Architectural College Library. Digitalization federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/bostonarchitectu1922bost/page/n26/mode/1up

Tuscan and Dorick Piers for Gates. Batty Langley Inventory 1739. Thomas Langley delineator and sculptor. Plate XIX, Page 27 of the Boston Architectural Club year book for 1922. Collections of the Boston Architectural College Library. Digitalization federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/bostonarchitectu1922bost/page/n27/mode/1up

Tuscan Gate: The Curvature of the Raking Cornice. Batty Langley Inventory 1739. Thomas Langley delineator and sculptor. Plate XXI, Page 29 of the Boston Architectural Club year book for 1922. Collections of the Boston Architectural College Library. Digitalization federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/bostonarchitectu1922bost/page/n29/mode/1up

More tropical plants, these taken from Christoph Jacob Trew and Georg Dionysius Ehret’s “Plantae Selectae quarum imagines ad exemplaria naturalia Londini in hortus curiosorum”, published in Nuremberg, Germany. These being from the first edition so ca. 1750. Taken from a recent Sotheby’s catalog. All are part of the same lot.

ANANAS (Pineapple): aculeatus, fructu ovato, carne albida. Plumerii, Tournef. Inst. P. 650. Plum. Cat. Spec. p. 20. Plate II from Plantae Selectae quarum imagines ad exemplaria naturalia Londini in hortus curiosorum. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/fine-books-and-manuscripts-including-americana-part-2/trew-christoph-jacob-and-georg-dionysius-ehret

MAGNOLIA: folie ovato oblongis ad basin et apicem angustis ? virentib. Plate LXII from Plantae Selectae quarum imagines ad exemplaria naturalia Londini in hortus curiosorum. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/fine-books-and-manuscripts-including-americana-part-2/trew-christoph-jacob-and-georg-dionysius-ehret

JXIA. Plate LII from Plantae Selectae quarum imagines ad exemplaria naturalia Londini in hortus curiosorum. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/fine-books-and-manuscripts-including-americana-part-2/trew-christoph-jacob-and-georg-dionysius-ehret

Design ideas from the Boston Architectural Club year book for 1922. Reprint of an earlier work from 1750.

The Dorick entablature and planceer of its cornice at large/Batty Langley Inventory 1739/Thomas Langley delineator and sculptor. Plate IV, Page 12 of the Boston Architectural Club year book for 1922. Collections of the Boston Architectural College Library. Digitalization Federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/bostonarchitectu1922bost/page/n12/mode/1up

The Ionick capital with its plan/The plan of one quarter of a Capital to a Column/The Plan of one quarter of a Capital to a Pillaster/Batty Langley Inventory 1739. Thomas Langley delineator and sculptor. Plate VIII, Page 16 of the Boston Architectural Club year book for 1922. Collections of the Boston Architectural College Library. Digitalization federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/bostonarchitectu1922bost/page/n16/mode/1up

The Ionick abacus and volute at large/Batty Langley Inventory 1738. Thomas Langley sculptor. Plate VII, Page 15 of the Boston Architectural Club year book for 1922. Collections of the Boston Architectural College Library. Digitalization federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/bostonarchitectu1922bost/page/n15/mode/1up

The Corinthian capital and its plan at large/the Capital to one fourth of the column/the Capital to one fourth of a pillaster. Batty Langley Inventory 1739. Thomas Langley delineator and sculptor. Plate X, Page 18 of the Boston Architectural Club year book for 1922. Collections of the Boston Architectural College Library. Digitalization federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/bostonarchitectu1922bost/page/n18/mode/1up

Make your new house look very old even if it is new. Decor ideas from back in time, taken from H. Davis Benn’s work “Style in furniture” which was illustrated by W. C. Baldock. Published in London in 1920.

Elizabethan I. Plate 1, page 3 of H. David Benn’s Style in Furniture. W. C. Baldock, illustrator. Collections of the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. MSN, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/styleinfurniture00bennuoft/page/n4/mode/1up

Henry-the-Eighth armoire. Now in the possession of Mr. J. Seymour Lucas, R.A.). Page 4 of H. David Benn’s Style in Furniture. W. C. Baldock, illustrator. Collections of the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. MSN, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/styleinfurniture00bennuoft/page/4/mode/1up

Elizabethan. Page 22 of H. David Benn’s Style in Furniture. W. C. Baldock, illustrator. Collections of the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. MSN, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/styleinfurniture00bennuoft/page/22/mode/thumb

Minton porcelain design ideas, all of these from Art & Design folio SD 1705/MS1705 which has a Japanese spin to it. Class letter CCC, Folio number 27.Described by Minton as “Japanese themes; many coloured.” From the Minton Archives, Stoke-on-Trent, England.

CCC 194, number 27. Folio  SD 1705/MS1705. Minton Pottery. Image © Minton Archives, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-february-6/#more-14077
Fans, Number 27. Folio  SD 1705/MS1705. Minton Pottery. Image © Minton Archives, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_1_52
Branch and flowers, Number 27. Folio  SD 1705/MS1705. Minton Pottery. Image © Minton Archives, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_1_52
Branch and flowers, Number 27. Folio  SD 1705/MS1705. Minton Pottery. Image © Minton Archives, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_1_52
Dragon. CCC 219, Number 26. Folio  SD 1705/MS1705. Minton Pottery. Image © Minton Archives, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_1_52
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Brightly colored bird. Folio  SD 1705/MS1705. Minton Pottery. Image © Minton Archives, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_1_52

Designs by John Moyr Smith for Minton. John Moyr Smith did design work for Minton in the 1870s and 1880s and perhaps later. These designs seem ecclesiastical in nature as they feature scenes from the life of Christ. SD 1705/MS1812, no folio number. Collections of the Minton Archive.

The wise men from the East. ca. 19th c. Tile design by John Mohr Smith for Minton. Image © The Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-december-6/#more-13542
Going up to Jerusalem. ca. 19th c. Tile design by John Mohr Smith for Minton. Image © The Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-december-6/#more-13542
Christ disputing with the doctors. ca. 19th c. Tile design by John Mohr Smith for Minton. Image © The Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-december-6/#more-13542
Turning the water into wine. ca. 19th c. Tile design by John Mohr Smith for Minton. Image © The Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-december-6/#more-13542
Christ stilling the tempest. ca. 19th c. Tile design by John Mohr Smith for Minton. Image © The Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-december-6/#more-13542
Christ blessing little children. ca. 19th c. Tile design by John Mohr Smith for Minton. Image © The Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-december-6/#more-13542
Christ walking on the sea. ca. 19th c. Tile design by John Mohr Smith for Minton. Image © The Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-december-6/#more-13542
Jesus Blessing Jairus’s Daughter. ca. 19th c. Tile design by John Mohr Smith for Minton. Image © The Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-december-6/#more-13542
The temptation of Our Lord. ca. 19th c. Tile design by John Mohr Smith for Minton. Image © The Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-december-6/#more-13542
The Crucifixion. ca. 19th c. Tile design by John Mohr Smith for Minton. Image © The Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-december-6/#more-13542
Christ mocked by the soldiers. ca. 19th c. Tile design by John Mohr Smith for Minton. Image © The Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-december-6/#more-13542
Christ appearing to Mary Magdalene. ca. 19th c. Tile design by John Mohr Smith for Minton. Image © The Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-december-6/#more-13542

Plates from the portfolio of prints “Meister der Innen-Kunst: Haus eines Kunstfreundes” which has artwork by various people. Designed in 1901, it was published in Darmstadt, Germany in 1092. Part of a contest by Zeitschrift für Innendekoration

Image of the dining room, as proposed by Hugh Baillie Scott“. From the 1902 portfolio “Master of Interior Decoration: House of an Art Lover.” Collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Image © MUSEUM ASSOCIATES 2022. Fair use license. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://collections.lacma.org/node/175367
House interior, as proposed by the Austrian architect Leopold Bauer. From the 1902 portfolio “Master of Interior Decoration: House of an Art Lover.” Collections of the Wolfsonian-FIU Rare Books and Special Collections Library. Image © Wolfsonian-FIU Rare Books and Special Collections Library. Artwork itself in the public domain. Fair use license. via https://wolfsonianfiulibrary.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/from-whiplash-lines-through-utopia-to-skyscrapers-built-and-unbuilt-landmark-architectural-designs-in-the-wolfsonian-library/
Empfangs – Raum und Musik – Zimmer (Reception room and Music Room). Panels by Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh. Charles Rennie Mackintosh, artist.” From the 1902 portfolio “Master of Interior Decoration: House of an Art Lover.” Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/important-manuscripts-continental-books-and-music-2/mackintosh-baillie-scott-and-bauer-meister-der

Designs for Minton porcelain, taken from SD 1705/MS1842 | Designs for tiles and slabs by Moyr Smith and others. Collections of the Minton Archives, Stoke-on-Trent, England.

Numbers 1977, 1979, 1981, and 1991. Page 4 from SD 1705/MS1842 | Designs for tiles and slabs by Moyr Smith and others. Image © Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/anniversary-update-531-tile-designs/
Number 1975. Page 5 from SD 1705/MS1842 | Designs for tiles and slabs by Moyr Smith and others. Image © Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/anniversary-update-531-tile-designs/
Numbers 1993, 1997, 1998 with a notation for number 1994 that reads “Queen Anne Hearth” as 1939 only on Drab Body’, Page 6 from SD 1705/MS1842 | Designs for tiles and slabs by Moyr Smith and others. Image © Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/anniversary-update-531-tile-designs/

Athens, Greece as it used to be. In the eighteenth century, that is. Imagery from James Stuart and Nicholas Revett’s “Antiquities of Athens”. Coming out in three volumes in 1762, 1787 and 1794 it was printed in London by John Haberkorn.

“Parthenon, Athens: transverse section of the portico.” 1787, British. Etching with engraving after a drawing by Nicholas Revett. From Volume II of “The Antiquities of Athens.” Archival ID#05/570.  © Photo: Royal Academy of Arts, London. Photographer: Prudence Cuming Associates Limited. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/parthenon-athens-transverse-section-of-the-portico
“View of the Eastern front of the Parthenon.” 1787. British. Plate I. Etching with engraving after a drawing by James Stuart. From Volume II of “The Antiquities of Athens.” Archival ID#05/568.  © Photo: Royal Academy of Arts, London. Photographer: Prudence Cuming Associates Limited. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/view-of-the-eastern-front-of-the-parthenon
“View of the Erechtheion, Athens, October 1787.” 1787. British. Plate I. Etching with engraving after a drawing by James Stuart. From Volume II of “The Antiquities of Athens.” Archival ID#05/571.  © Photo: Royal Academy of Arts, London. Photographer: Prudence Cuming Associates Limited. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/view-of-the-erechtheion-athens-1

A set of four prints from around 1855 depicting the ascent of Mont-Blanc up in the Alps with at least one mountaineer about to slip into the abyss. Made by George Baxter and based on the sketches of John MacGregor a brave mountaineer who reached the summit. Collections of Harvard University. via the publicdomainreview.org.

“The Glacier du Tacconay.” ca. 1855. Print by George Baxter after a sketch by John MacGregor. Collections of Harvard University. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/mont-blanc-ascent
“Leaving the Grands Mulets.” ca. 1855. Print by George Baxter after a sketch by John MacGregor. Collections of Harvard University. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/mont-blanc-ascent
“The Mur de la Cote.” ca. 1855. Print by George Baxter after a sketch by John MacGregor. Collections of Harvard University. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/mont-blanc-ascent
“The Summit.” ca. 1855. Print by George Baxter after a sketch by John MacGregor. Collections of Harvard University. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/mont-blanc-ascent