Urban landscapes at least sort of sunken in gloom judging by the sky above. Louis Abel-Truchet, painter (1857-1918). Known for his portrayals of Parisian life around 1900, he also did engravings and etchings.

"Gare Saint Lazare." 1892. Oil on canvas. Signed "Abel-Truchet" and dated 1892 on the lower right.
“Gare Saint Lazare.” 1892. Oil on canvas. Signed “Abel-Truchet” and dated 1892 on the lower right. Image © 2020 GALLERY 19C. Fair use license. via https://www.gallery19c.com/artworks/9403/
"Vue du cimetière Saïd-Ahmed-el-Kébir à Blida."
“Vue du cimetière Saïd-Ahmed-el-Kébir à Blida.” No exact date. Oil on panel. Collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Pau. Photo credit: Tylwyth Eldar. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Louis_Abel-Truchet_-_Vue_du_cimeti%C3%A8re.jpg
"Les Bouquinistes." No exact date.
“Les Bouquinistes.” No exact date. Oil on panel. Signed “Abel Truchet” on the lower right. Image © Artcurial. Fair use license. via https://www.artcurial.com/en/lot-louis-abel-truchet-1857-1918-les-bouquinistes-huile-sur-panneau-2480-187
Fair, Paris. No exact date.
Fair, Paris. No exact date. Oil on cardboard. Image © Galerie Drylewicz, Paris. Fair use license. via https://galerie-drylewicz.com/artists/59-louis-abel-truchet/works/38-louis-abel-truchet-attribue-a-kermesse-paris/

Little accent pieces for your hall table from the height of various décor enthusiams from a little bit back, 1800 to 1900 to be exact. French. Various designers and makers.

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Vase. Chinoiserie. ca. 1900. French. Enamel with gilt bronze mounts in the motif of fô dogs and bamboo branches. Attributed to Edouard Lièvre. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/vases/rare-cloisonne-enamel-vase-gilt-bronze-mounts-france-attributed-to-lievre/i
Teapot in the design of a stylized hare, the handle having spinning top attachments and ivory insulators and the cover with a ball grip. Japonisme. 1876-1877. Made in Paris.
Teapot in the design of a stylized hare, the handle having spinning top attachments and ivory insulators and the cover with a ball grip. Japonisme, inspired by a Japanese bronze. 1876-1877. Metal. Made in Paris by Christofle after an Emile Reiber design. Stamped “Christofle” and “959661.” Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/theiere-lievre-en-metal-argente-par-christofle-6168745-details.aspx
Bronze candelabra made with antique French doré bronze and Chinese Export porcelain. Orientalist.
Bronze candelabra made with antique French doré bronze and Chinese Export porcelain, with three hand chiseled ormolu elephants supporting each candelabra. Orientalist. ca. 1880. French. Designed by Edouard Lièvre. Made and signed by Ferdinand Barbedienne. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/porcelain/pair-of-porcelain-dore-bronze-candelabra-barbedienne-edouard-lievre/id-f_2690473/

Silver that weighs more than the roast beef when the maid brings in the platter. Made by François-Thomas Germain, (1726–1791) royal silversmith and sculptor to the King of France.

"La Machine d'Argent"
“La Machine d’Argent” or surtout de table” which depicts a rabbit, an ortolan, a snipe with a long beak, and a variety of vegetables including a cauliflower, onion, turnip and gherkin.mushroom. Leafy plants peek out at the edges of a rocky ground evoking the earthen floor of a wood or glade. 1754. French. Silver. Engraved underneath Engraved underneath: “F.T. GERMAIN. SCULPTEUR ORFEVRE DU ROY FECIT. 1754 A PARIS.” Struck with various stamps. Collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/226276/francois-thomas-germain-la-machine-d’argent-or-centerpiece-for-a-table-surtout-de-table-french-1754/
Dish cover with a hunting theme
Dish cover with a hunting theme with a ten lobed oval base-plate upon which is set a rocky hillock topped with a stump with a hound crouching with the spoils of the hunt, several dead birds and a dead rabbit. Also features a hunting horn, dead hare and game basket which hang from the stump with various vegetables scattered around that were used to season the sauce for game. Part of a 1755 commission after the Lisbon earthquake of that year destroyed the Portuguese king’s silver. 1755. French. Silver. Image © R.M.N./Chuzeville. Collection of the Louvre, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.louvre.fr/en/oeuvre-notices/dish-cover
Gravy boat. 1762.
Gravy boat. 1762. French. Silver. Collection of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon. Photo credit: Sailko. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fran%C3%A7ois-thomas_germain,_coppia_di_salsiere,_parigi_1762,_02.jpg
Centerpiece in three pieces with cherubs. 1766.
Centerpiece in three pieces with cherubs. 1766. Silver. French. Collection of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon. Photo credit: Sailko. Cc0 license 3.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fran%C3%A7ois-thomas_germain,_centrotavola_in_tre_pzzi_con_putti,_parigi_1766,_02.jpg

Interesting pieces of Sèvres porcelain. 19th century.

Fruit or flower basket. 1823.
Fruit or flower basket. Designed in 1812 and manufactured in 1823. Hard-paste porcelain. Louis Martin Berthault, designer (1770-1823). Pierre-Louis Micaud, decorator (active 1795–1834). Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/207517
Tray and chocolate set decorated with decorations depicting the cultivation of cacao and the making of hot chocolate. Commissioned by King Louis Philippe for Queen Marie. 1836.
Tray and chocolate set decorated with decorations depicting the cultivation of cacao and the making of hot chocolate. Commissioned by King Louis Philippe for Queen Marie. 1836. Hard-paste porcelain. Pictoral decoration by Pictorial decoration by Jean Charles Develly (active 1813–47). Gilding by Pierre Riton (active 1821–60). Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/206564
Ewer,_designed_by_Jules-Pierre-Michel_Dieterl,_Sèvres_Porcelain_Factory,_1854,_hard-paste_porcelain_and_gilt_bronze_-_Wadsworth_Atheneum_-_Hartford,_CT_-_DSC05532
Ewer. 1854. Hard-paste porcelain. Photo taken at an exhibition at the Exhibit in the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut. In the public domain due to age. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ewer,_designed_by_Jules-Pierre-Michel_Dieterl,_S%C3%A8vres_Porcelain_Factory,_1854,_hard-paste_porcelain_and_gilt_bronze_-_Wadsworth_Atheneum_-_Hartford,_CT_-_DSC05532.jpg
Large footed bowl (rivoli cup) with a celadon ground.
Large footed bowl (rivoli cup) with a celadon ground. Painted and hand tooled in white and slip with vocal small chicks and birds perched within a scrolling foliate and rose entwined arabesque eyes by coiled snakes. Enriched with gold.1867. Hard-paste porcelain. Jules Dieterle, designer. Signed “J. Gély for Leopold-Jules-Joseph Gély.” Marks: Stenciled green lozenge mark for 1864, Iron -red crowned n in Decore, a Sèvres mark for 1864. Potter’s incised “DG-57-3” for March 1857. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-sevres-hard-paste-porcelain-1867-paris-5550803-details.aspx

More from Maurice Pillard Verneuil’s “Le Décor Floral.” Color collotype plates after original photographs. Published by the Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, in 1904. These being a selection from the website of antiquarian book seller Michael Laird.

"Marguerite - Violette - Ptéris." Plate 8.
“Marguerite – Violette – Ptéris.” Plate 8. Image © Michael Laird Rare Books. Fair use license. via https://www.michaellaird.com/pages/books/2754/maurice-pillard-verneuil/le-decor-floral-50-planches-bordures-et-panneaux-semis-fonds-ornes-etc-cover-title
"Oeillet - Narcisse - Fréesie."
“Oeillet – Narcisse – Fréesie.” Plate 9. Image © Michael Laird Rare Books. Fair use license. via https://www.michaellaird.com/pages/books/2754/maurice-pillard-verneuil/le-decor-floral-50-planches-bordures-et-panneaux-semis-fonds-ornes-etc-cover-title
"Citron." Plate 10.
“Citron.” Plate 10. Image © Michael Laird Rare Books. Fair use license. via https://www.michaellaird.com/pages/books/2754/maurice-pillard-verneuil/le-decor-floral-50-planches-bordures-et-panneaux-semis-fonds-ornes-etc-cover-title

Miniatures of Russian ladies, many of them of the Imperial family. Early 19th c. Painted by French artist Jean-Henri Benner (1776-1836).

Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna, daughter of Tsar Paul I and princess of Orange
Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna, daughter of Tsar Paul I and princess of Orange (1795-1865). 1820. Brass frame under glass. Attributed to Benner. Image © Paris Enchères – Collin du Bocage. Fair use license. via http://encheres.parisencheres.com/lot/93485/9605535
Portrait of Empress Elizabeth Alexeievna, wife of Tsar Alexander I. 1817.
Portrait of Empress Elizabeth Alexeievna, wife of Tsar Alexander I. 1817. Collection of the Hermitage, Saint Petersburg. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://www.gogmsite.net/russian-style-in-the-french/subalbum-tsaritsa-elizabeth/1817-empress-elizaveta.html
Miniature of Ekaterina Alexseevna Uvarova (1783-1849). 1817.
Miniature of Ekaterina Alexseevna Uvarova (1783-1849). 1817. Collection of the State Historical Museum, Moscow. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via
Benner, Maria Fedorovna portrait, 1821
Miniature of Maria Feodorovna, wife of Tsar Paul I. 1821. Gouche and watercolor. Pavlosk Museum collection. In the public domain due to age. via http://mariafedorovna.blogspot.com/2015/05/
Miniature of Grand Duchess Ekaterina Pavlovna, daughter of Tsar Paul I. Later Queen of Württemberg (1788-1819). ca. 1821.
Miniature of Grand Duchess Ekaterina Pavlovna, daughter of Tsar Paul I. Later Queen of Württemberg (1788-1819). ca. 1821. Watercolour and bodycolour on paper, laid on metal with a gilt-metal mount. inscribed “22 Katharina Pavlowna” in Cyrillic on the back. Image © Sotheby’s and lotsearch.net. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.net/lot/henri-benner-portrait-of-grand-duchess-ekaterina-palvovna-of-russia-queen-42152123
Miniature of Princess Zinaide Wolkonsky
Miniature of Princess Zinaide Wolkonsky, née Beloselsky-Belozersky (1792-1862). Signed and dated “Benner./1816” at the center right. Inscribed “Princesse/Wolkonsky./Donne a Roga/Psse Belosselsky-/Bielosersky” on the back. 1816. Coloured pencil and watercolour, heightened with white, on card stretched over metal. Image © M. S. Rau Antiques and lotsearch.net. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.net/lot/henri-benner-1776-1829-24888582

Otherworldly landscapes to make you feel very cold. William Degouve de Nuncques, painter. Living from 1867 to 1935 he was born in France but grew up in Belgium where he taught himself to paint.

"Rêve de Voyage." 1899.
“Rêve de Voyage.” 1899. In the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://laclefdescoeurs.tumblr.com/post/102563906712/r%C3%AAve-de-voyage-1899-william-degouve-de-nuncques
"La Grotte Du Drac, Manacor." No date.
“La Grotte Du Drac, Manacor.” No date. In the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://pixels.com/featured/william-degouve-de-nuncques-1867-1935-belgian-la-grotte-du-drac-manacor-william-degouve-de-nuncques.html
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“Storm on the North Coast.” No date. In the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://www.graphicine.com/william-degouve-de-nuncques/