Wonderful pochoir plates, these with animals amongst the plants. From Maurice Pillard Verneuil’s “L’animal dans la décoration,” published in Paris in 1897 by the Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts.

"Cygne sauvage." Plate 1.
“Cygne sauvage.” Plate 1. Image © The New York Public Library, 2019. Fair use license. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-3ce0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
"Coqs et poules, damassé; hippocampes et algues, dentelle; lézards et ronces, grille en bronze." Plate 2,
“Coqs et poules, damassé; hippocampes et algues, dentelle; lézards et ronces, grille en bronze.” Plate 2. Image © The New York Public Library, 2019. Fair use license. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-3ce1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
"Poissons et algues, coq, écoinçon; paons et vigne; lièvres, chiens et ronces, bordure." Plate 3.
“Poissons et algues, coq, écoinçon; paons et vigne; lièvres, chiens et ronces, bordure.” Plate 3. Image © The New York Public Library, 2019. Fair use license. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-3ce2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
"Poisson et algues, papier peint; pigeon et pavots, bordure de vitrail." Plate 4.
“Poisson et algues, papier peint; pigeon et pavots, bordure de vitrail.” Plate 4. Image © The New York Public Library, 2019. Fair use license. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-3ce3-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
"Grenouilles et nénuphars, bordure; libellules, pochoir; poissons volants, libellules, bordures; milan et rat." Plate 5.
“Grenouilles et nénuphars, bordure; libellules, pochoir; poissons volants, libellules, bordures; milan et rat.” Plate 5. Image © The New York Public Library, 2019. Fair use license. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-3ce4-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
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Landscapes with a touch of fall starting to sneak in. French. 19th century. François-Louis Français, artist. Living from 1814 to 1897, he found most of his subjects in the neighborhood of Paris.

"Vue d'Antibes." 1894.
“Vue d’Antibes.” 1894. Collection of the Musée des beaux-arts de Strasbourg. Image in the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fran%C3%A7ois-Louis_Fran%C3%A7ais-Vue_d%27Antibes.jpg
"Farmyard." 19th c.
“Farmyard.” 19th c. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://pixels.com/featured/farmyard-francois-louis-francais.html
Le "Mont Cervin, soleil couchant" - a study
“Mont Cervin, soleil couchant” – a study. No date. Image © JOHN MITCHELL FINE PAINTINGS Ltd. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.johnmitchell.net/artwork-detail/810569/18729/le-mont-cervin-soleil-couchant-%E2%80%93-a
"Retour du troupeau, le soir." No date.
“Retour du troupeau, le soir.” No date. Oil on panel. Image ©2019 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/fran%C3%A7ois-louis-fran%C3%A7ais/retour-du-troupeau-le-soir-j_eGF9IBkbtRLDhaHAhqrA2

Ormolu putti working their lives away but still trying to have fun. Mostly on clocks and mostly French, but not entirely.

Mantle clock. Napoleon III in style, mid 19th c.
Mantle clock. Napoleon III in style, mid 19th c. French. Gilded bronze with inset painted porcelain plaques depicting flowers, a cherub and a musician, possibly Schubert, in the central plaque. Putti playing musical instruments. Maker not known. Image © Three Centuries Shop Fine & Decorative Arts, Toronto. Fair use license. via https://threecenturiesshop.com/product/louis-xv-style-ormolu-porcelain-putti-clock/
Candlesticks in the form of putti standing on gilt bronze plinths and supporting foliate candle sconces. 1820. Regency in style.
Candlesticks in the form of putti standing on gilt bronze plinths and supporting foliate candle sconces. 1820. Regency in style. Bronze and ormolu. Maker not known. Image Christopher Buck Antiques © 2018. Fair use license. via https://www.christopherbuck.co.uk/antique-furniture/d/fine-pair-of-bronze-and-ormolu-putti-candlesticks/400077
Ormolu clock set with putti. 19th c.
Ormolu clock set with putti. 19th c. Putti on left playing the flute and the one on the right conducting. Image © Pol Desmet – Beernemsesteenweg 99, 8750 Wingene BELGIUM. Fair use license. via http://www.poldesmet.com/inventory/new-arrivals/large-ormolu-clockset-with-putti-19th-century-1438044
Pair of Empire glass vases with ormolu gilt bronze putti (putti detail). Mid 19th c. French.
Pair of Empire glass vases with ormolu gilt bronze putti (putti detail). Mid 19th c. French. Glass and gilt bronze. Maker not known but label on the bottom showing that they were first sold by a shop in Marseilles. Image © 1995-2019 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via
Clock with the motif of two putti and a chariot pulled by two rams.
Clock with the motif of two putti and a chariot pulled by two rams with more putti on the base. ca. 1840-50. French. Gilt bronze and porcelain. Gilt-bronze cartwheel dial with cobalt blue cartouches and shading. “Alph. Giroux Paris”, maker. Image © 2019 Dorotheum GmbH & Co KG. Fair use license. via https://www.dorotheum.com/en/l/1379923/

Design concepts for spaces on the 1960 Atlantic steamer the SS France. Jean Royère, artist. Collections of the MAD- Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.

"Salon à Beyrouth." mid 20th c.
“Salon à Beyrouth.” mid 20th c. Graphite with gouache and watercolor. Jean Royère, maker. Inventory number 48495 38. Image © MAD Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/salon-a-beyrouth
"Projet de salle de séjour." mid 20th c.
“Projet de salle de séjour.” mid 20th c. Graphite with gouache and watercolor. Jean Royère, maker. Inventory number 48495 16. Image © MAD Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/projet-de-salle-de-sejour-5
"Salle de séjour." mid 20th c.
“Salle de séjour.” mid 20th c. Graphite with gouache and watercolor. Jean Royère, maker. Inventory number 48495 42. Image © MAD Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/projet-de-salon-7

More pochoir prints, plates from the 1922 work “Viñetas decorativas según el gusto del día. 30 láminas iluminadas a mano.” Written by Enrique Gillet and published by A. Morance of Paris.

Page 31. Plate 11.
Page 31. Plate 11. Collection of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/vietasdecorativa00umbd/page/n30
Page 39. Plate 14.
Page 39. Plate 14. Collection of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. In the public domain. via
Page 35. Plate 12.
Page 35. Plate 12. Collection of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/vietasdecorativa00umbd/page/n34

Parisian home decor in case Empress Josephine drops by. Plates from the early 1800’s aspirational decor universe of Pierre Joseph Antoine Leboux’s publication “Mésangère”.

"Draperies de Croiseé," from "Meubles et Objets de goût." Number 114.
“Draperies de Croiseé,” from “Meubles et Objets de goût.” Number 114. Image © 2019 – Martinez-Prints Fleurot. Fair use license. via https://martinez-fleurot.com/architecture-ornementsmeubles-et-objets-de-gout/1591-meubles-et-objets-de-gout-pierre-de-la-mesangere.html
"Lit à Colonne," from "Meubles et Objets de goût." Number 148.
“Lit à Colonne,” from “Meubles et Objets de goût.” Number 148. Image © Étude Coutau-Bégarie. Fair use license. via https://www.coutaubegarie.com/lot/93747/9722821
"Lit à pilastres, Chaises d'Acajou, Garnier," from "Meubles et Objets de goût." Number 77.
“Lit à pilastres, Chaises d’Acajou, Garnier,” from “Meubles et Objets de goût.” Number 77. Image © 2019 – Martinez-Prints Fleurot.. Fair use license. via https://martinez-fleurot.com/architecture-ornementsmeubles-et-objets-de-gout/1609-meubles-et-objets-de-gout-pierre-de-la-mesangere.html
"Divan," from "Meubles et Objets de goût."  Number 106.
“Divan,” from “Meubles et Objets de goût.” Number 106. Image © 2019 – Martinez-Prints Fleurot. Fair use license. via https://martinez-fleurot.com/architecture-ornementsmeubles-et-objets-de-gout/1601-meubles-et-objets-de-gout-pierre-de-la-mesangere.html

Mount Vesuvius erupting but not today. Paintings filled with flaming excitement but guaranteed not to spill lava on the carpet. Various artists.

"The Eruption of Vesuvius, 1794." ca. late 18th century.
“The Eruption of Vesuvius, 1794.” ca. late 18th century. Artist not known. Collection of the Austrian National Library. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/92070/BibliographicResource_1000126220870.html
"Eruption of Mount Vesuvius." 1762.
“Eruption of Mount Vesuvius.” 1762. French. Charles Francois Lacroix de Marseilles, artist (1700-1779 or 1782). In the public domain. via https://volcanocafe.wordpress.com/2014/12/06/deadly-allure-mount-vesuvius-in-paintings/
"The Eruption of Mount Vesuvius." 1777.
“The Eruption of Mount Vesuvius.” 1777. French. Pierre-Jacques Volaire, artist (1729 – 1790’s). Image © 1999–2019 North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc., Raleigh. Fair use license. via https://ncartmuseum.org/art/detail/the_eruption_of_mt._vesuvius
Mount Vesuvius erupting in 1812 as seen from the Ponte dell Maddalena. (detail).
Mount Vesuvius erupting in 1812 as seen from the Ponte dell Maddalena. (detail). ca. 1820. Gouache. Artist not known. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Painting_of_Mount_Vesuvius_erupting_in_1812_as_seen_from_the_Ponte_dell_Maddalena_(c_1820,_detail).jpg