Wall-appliques (sconces) with a bit more than a little gilt bronze to put your best candles in. Each a little bit “different”, not the boring old kind your mother in law has.

Pair of two-light wall-appliques with burnished and matt gilding, each cast with a pair of winged sphinxes and garlands of flowers. Fitted for electricity. 1850-1875. Made in Paris. Gilt-bronze. after a design by Jean-Francois Forty. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/furniture-clocks-works-of-art/a-pair-of-louis-xvi-style-gilt-bronze-two-light
Pair of four-light wall-appliques. 19th c. Louis XVI. French. Gilt-bronze. After a model by Pierre Gouthière (1723-1813). Attributed to Henry Dasson (1825-1896). Maker’s marks: One light inscribed to one side “Henry Dasson 1879”. Image © 1996 – 2021 | Jan’s & Company Fine French Antiques Inc, Fair use license. via https://jansantiques.com/Lot/jac2421_2.php
Pair of French Empire style figural two branch wall appliques or sconces. Vintage. Gilt bronze. Made in England. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/lighting/sconces-wall-lights/rare-pair-of-empire-style-figural-two-branch-wall-appliques-sconces-gilt-bronze/id-f_17168302/
Gilt and patinated bronze ormolu two light wall-appliques (sconces). ca. 1770-1775. Louis XV/Louis XVI. Attributed to Jean-Louis Prieur. Image © Auction Technology Group Germany GmbH 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.lot-tissimo.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/rena/catalogue-id-renasc10000/lot-914b2400-44b9-4f60-bc6d-abc400864aec

Hand-fans with painted scenes. Fans d’Eventail of Paris.

Hand-fan painted with what may be a scene from the opera ballet “Ophelia.” ca. 1880-1890. Gauze and silk leaf with wooden sticks. Image © Fans d’Eventail, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/19th-century-fans/2992-ballet-to-ophelia-fan-circa-1880-90.html
En plein coeur hand-fan. ca. 1880-1895. Mother of pearl sticks and guards carved and applied with golden and silver foils. Pointe de Gaze cream colored needle lace leaf embroidered with two skin cartels painted and signed “G. Lasellaz.” Comes with its Duvelleroy fan box. Image © Fans d’Eventail, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/19th-century-fans/2989-en-plein-coeur-fan-by-lasellaz-circa-1880-95.html

Hand-fan with the leaf painted with a mythological scene depicting Hercules and Omphale. ca. 1730. Painted paper leaf with ivory sticks and guards, the guards applied with mother of pearl and painted under mica. Image © Fans d’Eventail, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/18th-century-fans/2987-hercules-and-omphale-fan-circa-1730.html

Neo-Impressionist landscapes with beautiful colors painted by French artist Henri-Edmond Cross (Henri-Edmond-Joseph Delacroix). Living from 1856 to 1910, he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts and the Écoles Académiques de Dessin et d’Architecture.

“The Pink Cloud.” 1896. French. Signed on the lower left. Image © 2021 Etsy, Inc. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.etsy.com/listing/935621619/henri-edmond-cross-the-pink-cloud-1896?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_ps-a-art_and_collectibles-prints-giclee&utm_custom1=k_Cj0KCQjwyZmEBhCpARIsALIzmnIfqTJ4jFMtYLmmmldF-5ES1pNrJRfeq_8czErwZfi55qewluIGta4aAlq6EALw_wcB_k&utm_content=go_12565614185_119519594637_507283729856_pla-354814757658_c__935621619_113769537&utm_custom2=12565614185&gclid=Cj0KCQjwyZmEBhCpARIsALIzmnIfqTJ4jFMtYLmmmldF-5ES1pNrJRfeq
“Étude pour La baie de Cavalière.” Undated. French. oil on paper laid down on canvas. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-6185917
“Paysage avec le Cap Nègre.” Painted in June to November of 1906. French. Oil on canvas. Signed “Henri Edmond Cros” on the lower right. Image ©Duhamel Fine Art 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.duhamelart.com/henri-edmond-cross-paysage-avec-le-cap-n%C3%A8gre/

Plates taken from an 1883 edition of “Histoire des quatre fils Aymon” illustrated by Eugène Grasset and printed in the “Gillotage” color method.

Page 6 (flora detal). Image 19. Digitalized by Google. Public domain, Cc0 License 1.0. via https://archive.org/details/HistoireDesQuatreFilsAymon1883/page/n18/mode/1up
Page 9, Image 21. Digitalized by Google. Public domain, Cc0 License 1.0. via https://archive.org/details/HistoireDesQuatreFilsAymon1883/page/n21/mode/1up
Page 14, image 26. Digitalized by Google. Public domain, Cc0 License 1.0. via https://archive.org/details/HistoireDesQuatreFilsAymon1883/page/n26/mode/1up

Gilded up Art Nouveau ladies forever stuck in the art. Sculptures and a vase by French artist Maurice Bouval who lived from 1863 to 1916.

Gilt bronze vase with nude and leaves. 1910. Art Nouveau. French. Maurice Bouval, creator. Cast at the Colin Foundry in Paris. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/sculptures/figurative-sculptures/art-nouveau-gilt-bronze-vase-nude-leaves-maurice-bouval-france-1910/id-f_23311902/
“Obsession et rêve” suite of four candelabra. ca. 1898. French. Chased gilt bronze on marble plinths. Maurice Bouval, artist. Maker’s marks: Signed “M. Bouval” in the bronze. Foundry mark for Thiebaut Frères, Paris. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5488859
Gilt bronze lidded vessel. ca, 1900. Art Nouveau. French. Maurice Bouval, artist. Marker’s marks: Stamped “M. BOUVAL.” Circular “JOLLET ET CIE stamp to base. Image © 2021 Bidsquare Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.bidsquare.com/online-auctions/rago/maurice-bouval-art-nouveau-vessel-602151

Children painted by French artist Edmond Louyot who lived from 1861 to 1920. A member of the circle of the Düsseldorf School of Painting.

Dutch girl with chickens and turkey. Undated. Oil on canvas. Attributed to Louyot. Signed “Laudon (partly overwritten; originally signed “Louyot”). Image © 2021 Dorotheum GmbH & Co KG. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. Fair use license. via https://www.dorotheum.com/en/l/579992/
“The Little Beggar.” Undated. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain due to age. via https://iamachild.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/edmond-louyot-1861-1920-french/
“Pierrot And Pierrette.” Undated. In the public domain due to age. via https://iamachild.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/edmond-louyot-1861-1920-french/
“Children feeding ducks.” Undated. Oil on canvas. Signed on the lower right. Image source.kollerauktionen.ch. Artwork in the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Edmond_Louyot_(1861-1920)_-_Children_feeding_ducks.jpg

Art Nouveau iris, taken form Maurice Pillard’s “Etude de la plante: son application aux industries d’art: pochoir, papier peint, etoffes, céramique, marqueterie, tapis, ferronnerie, reliure, dentelles, broderies, vitrail, mosaïque, bijouterie, bronze, orfévrerie” which was printed in Paris in 1903 by the Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts.

“Iris Germanique, plan de la fleur.” Page 39/image 44. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125005959479/page/n44/mode/1up
“Iris Germanique.” Figure 37, page 44. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125005959479/page/n44/mode/1up
“Iris Germanique. Couronnement de grille en fer forgé.” Figure 39. Page 46. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125005959479/page/n46/mode/1up

Ladies in red velvet dresses. Different artists and countries and different times.

Louisa Anne Beresford (nee Stuart), Marchioness of Waterford. 1859-1860. British. Oil on canvas. Francis Grant, painter (1803-1878). Collections of the National Portrait Gallery, London. Cc0 License. via https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw06604/Louisa-Anne-Beresford?
“Kniende Stifterin” (detail). 1450-1460. Early Netherlandish. Tempera and oil on panel. Petrus Christus, painter (1410/1420-1475/1476). Collections of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Petrus_Christus_004_detail.jpg
Portrait of Marguerite Stern. 1889. French. Charles-Auguste-Emile Durand known as Carolus-Duran, artist (1837-1917). Collections of the Musee du Petit Palais, Paris. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.artrenewal.org/artists/carolus-duran/7598

Screens that scream Art Déco. Covers up the cinders in the fireplace you forgot about, too. Designed by Paul Fehér who was born in Hungary but worked in Paris and then in the United States.

Screen designed by Fehér for the Rose Ironworks, Cleveland, Ohio. Art Deco. 1920s. Collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Design © Estate of the designer. Image source: Saiko. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paul_feh%C3%A9r_per_rose_iron_works_inc.,_parafuoco,_1930,_01.jpg
“Muse with Violin ” screen. 1929. French/American. Designed by  Fehér for Rose Iron Works, Cleveland, Ohio. Collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Design © Estate of the designer and Rose Iron Works. Fair use license. via https://www.flickr.com/photos/timevanson/38704109505

Still lifes with lobsters, all of them cooked and bright red. Different artists and countries along with different times.

Still life with lobster. 1826-1827. French. Oil on canvas. Eugène Delacroix, painter (1798-1863). Collections of the Louvre Museum, Paris. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eug%C3%A8ne_Delacroix_-Still-Life_with_Lobster-_WGA6170.jpg
Still life with a lobster. 17th c. Dutch. Willem Claesz. Heda, artist (1593/1594-ca. 1680/1682). Image © National Gallery, London. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/willem-claesz-heda-still-life-with-a-lobster
“A lobster with grapes and a peach in a Wan-li ‘kraak’ porselein bowl, a silver-gilt cup and cover, a façon-de-Venise wine glass, a melon, a knife, and a pewter platter with a partly peeled lemon on a partly draped table ledge with a curtain.” 17th c. Dutch. Oil on canvas. Abraham van Beyeren, painter (1620/1621-1690). Signed with the initials “A B F” on the lower right. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-4038651