Rooms to time travel back to and hide in. I for one am not returning. French. Charles Giraud, artist (1819-1892).

"Vue d’un salon bourgeois." 1877.
“Vue d’un salon bourgeois.” 1877. Signed and dated “Ch Giraud/1877” on the lower left. Canvas. Image © Drouot-CGU. Fair use license. via https://www.drouot.com/lots/9251784?actionParam=&controllerParam=&fromId=&controller=lot&action=publicShow&id=9251784&lang=en
La Véranda de la princesse Mathilde
“La Véranda de la princesse Mathilde.” circa 1864. In the public domain due to age. via http://godsandfoolishgrandeur.blogspot.com/2017/07/24-rue-de-courcelles-paris-interiors-of.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+GodsAndFoolishGrandeur+(Gods+and+Foolish+Grandeur)
Salon de la princesse Mathilde 1859
“Le Salon de la princesse Mathilde.” 1859. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.walmart.com/ip/Salon-of-Princess-Mathilde-Bonaparte-Rue-de-Courcelles-Paris-1859-Print-Wall-Art-By-Charles-Giraud/566506946
A Salon in the Hotel of Monsieur Basile Parent, Place Vendome, Paris."
“A Salon in the Hotel of Monsieur Basile Parent, Place Vendome, Paris.” 19th c. Image © Bridgeman Berlin. Fair use license. via https://www.art-prints-on-demand.com/a/giraud/asaloninthehotelofmonsieu.html

Cheerful Art Deco ceramics, all in animal designs. Designed by Edouard Marcel Sandoz for Haviland Limoges in the early years of the 20th century. All of these except for the toucan being pictured in “Les Creations en Porcelaine d’ Edouard Marcel Sandoz” by Jean Segonds.

Toucan bonbonnière. 1972.
Toucan bonbonnière. 1972, after a model made by Sandoz in 1922. Number 36 of a second edition limited to 1000. French. Image © Modernism Gallery, Coral Gables. Fair use license. via http://www.modernismgallery.com/sandoz+toucan+candy+box/
“Porte – Bouquet - Grenouille.”Vase with a yellow frog on a green lily pad. 1916.
“Porte – Bouquet – Grenouille.”Vase with a yellow frog on a green lily pad. 1916. French. Porcelain. Image © Modernism Gallery, Coral Gables. Fair use license. via http://www.modernismgallery.com/french+art+deco+sandoz+porcelain+singing+frog+vase/
Duck bonbonnière.
“Canard Mandarin Duck” bonbonnière. 1916. French. Porcelain. Image © Modernism Gallery, Coral Gables. Fair use license. via http://www.modernismgallery.com/sandoz+french+art+deco+large+duck+box/

Winged people but not your standard Victorian angel in a white nightgown with a halo up over her head. French. Eugène Froment-Delormel, artist. Living from 1820 to 1900, he worked as a designer for Sèvres and did genre paintings.

"La lumière et la nuit." ca. 1853.
“La lumière et la nuit.” ca. 1853. French. Graphite and gouache on paper. Signed on the lower right. Collections des musées de France (Joconde). Photo © Stéphane Prost. Fair use license. via https://www.pop.culture.gouv.fr/notice/joconde/01610001066
"Cupid and Psyche." 1879. Oil on canvas.
“Cupid and Psyche.” 1879. Oil on canvas. Private collection. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eugene_Froment_Delormel_-_Cupid_and_Psyche.jpg
"Le Souvenir." Undated. Graphite on paper.
“Le Souvenir.” Undated. Graphite on paper. Collection of the Musée Rolin, Autun. In the public domain due to age. via https://en.wahooart.com/@@/ARC8K3-Jacques-Victor-Eug%C3%A8ne-Froment-Delormel-Le-Souvenir

What to buy before your future inlaws come for dinner. 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 where everyone went . .. if they had enough titles and gold to go shopping

"Crucifix et Christ à la Colonne." 1852-70. French.
“Crucifix et Christ à la Colonne.” #44 and #45. 1852-70. French. Pencil, pen, black ink and gouache on paper. Maison of Alphonse Giroux, maker. Image and photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/crucifix-et-christ-a-la-colonne
"Miroir à main."
“Miroir à main.” #32. 1852-1870. French. Pencil, pen, black ink, gouache and gum arabic on paper. Maison of Alphonse Giroux, maker. Image and photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/miroir-a-main-1
#57 and #58.
#57 and #58. 1852-1870. French. Pencil, pen, black ink and gouache on paper. Maison of Alphonse Giroux, maker. Image and photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/page-d-album-de-dessin-10

Angels wandering around and having fun but not in trouble yet. French. François Édouard Cibot, historical and landscape painter. Living from 1799 to 1877, he was born in Paris. Painted a lot of sacred art.

"Les Anges Déchus." 1833.
“Les Anges Déchus.” 1833. In the public domain due to age. via https://leprincelointain.blogspot.com/2019/01/edouard-cibot-1799-1877-les-anges.html
"Les amours des anges." 1834.
“Les amours des anges.” 1834. Collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Brest, Brest. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fran%C3%A7ois_%C3%89douard_Cibot_1834_Les_amours_des_anges.jpg

Art Deco bonbonnières, perfect for the candy at your next 1920s theme party or any other occasion that comes to mind. These will jazz up the gloomiest of rainy afternoons.

Bonbonniére. 1930s.
Bonbonniére. 1930s. German. Porcelain with a blue background and silver overlay. overlay on a blue background. Stamped “Rosenthal.” Image © Art Flagey. Fair use license. via https://www.art-flagey.com/gb/porcelain-and-ceramics/118-art-deco-bonbonniere-rosenthalgermany.html
Bonbonnière. ca. 1925.
Bonbonnière. ca. 1925. Swiss/French. Lacquered metal, inlaid with eggshell. Jean Dunand, maker (1877-1942). Incised “Jean Dunand 4143.” Image © Christies and lotsearch.de. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/jean-dunand-1877-1942-25720707?page=5&orderBy=lot-title&order=ASC
Bonbonnière. ca. 1923.
Bonbonnière, sterling silver with twenty cabochon lapis lazuli stones set into roundels. Removable cover with a central handle in the design of a flower with outward flowing leaves and a central carved lapis lazuli bud. ca. 1923. Made in Paris, France. Silver and lapis lazuli. Puiforcat, maker. Retailed by Grogan Company, Pittsburgh. Stamped “EP” makers mark. Underside of the body is also engraved “GROGAN COMPANY/ PITTSBURGH/ STERLING-PARIS.” Image © 2019 Spencer Marks Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.spencermarks.com/collections/art-deco-modern-arch/products/puiforcat-french-first-standard-950-silver-bonbonniere-paris-c-1923-retailed-by-grogan-company-pittsburgh-pa
Bonbonnière. Form 1404.
Bonbonnière. Form 1404. 1940s. Belgian. Porcelain with floral decoration with light blue and gilding. Designed by Charles Catteau in 1934 for Boch La Louvière. Floral design created by Flower decor D5141 created by artistic director Raymond Chevallier, Artistic Director between 1937 and 1954. Marked on the base “67 – F1404 – D5141 – 1046 – 1045.” Black BOCH factory mark. Image © 2019 Catawiki. Fair use license. via https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/16525543-raymond-chevalier-for-boch-la-louviere-art-deco-bonbonni-re-with-floral-decor

Beautiful fans from Fan d’éventails, Paris. So useful if your corset lacing is too tight and you start to swoon at that holiday ball.

Fan. ca. 1910. Macaw feather with tortoiseshell.
Fan. ca. 1910. Macaw feather with tortoiseshell. Maker not known. Image © Fan d’éventails, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/feather-fans/2723-ara-eventail-en-plumes-vers-1910.html
Fan. ca. 1890.
Fan. ca. 1890. Black and red cock/rooster feathers and wood with marquetry. Image © Fan d’éventails, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/feather-fans/2722-black-and-red-feather-fan-cica-1890.html
Fan. ca. 1900.
Fan. ca. 1900. Armour fan encrusted with violet sequins with wooden sticks and guards. Image © Fan d’éventails, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/art-nouveau-fans/2733-la-vie-en-violet-fan-circa-1900.html
Imperial pineapple fan. ca. 1805-1810.
Imperial pineapple fan, the pineapple being a tribute to the Empress Joséphine who was born on Martinique. ca. 1805-1810. Silk leaf embroidered with green silk thread and gold sequins with bone. Image © Fan d’éventails, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/19th-century-fans/2729-imperial-pineapple-fan-circa-1805-10.html