What you need to show the wallpaper people when they come over and want to see designs you like. Lithographs from C. J. Richardson’s 1851 work “Studies of ornamental design.” F. Bedford and Day & Son, lithographers. Published in London by John Weale.

Title page. Page 7. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/studiesofornamen00rich/page/n7/mode/2up
Page 9. Page 7. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/studiesofornamen00rich/page/n9/mode/2up
Page 34. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/studiesofornamen00rich/page/n34/mode/1up
“Jewel Embroidery.” Page 36. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/studiesofornamen00rich/page/n36/mode/1up
Page 40. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/studiesofornamen00rich/page/n40/mode/1up
“Ceiling of the Sala di Cambio, Perugia. Painted in 1500 by Pietro Perugino and his pupils.” Page 46. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/studiesofornamen00rich/page/n46/mode/1up
“Chalice from the church of San Dominico at Perugia.” Page 48, Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/studiesofornamen00rich/page/n48/mode/1up
“Ancient German applique, embroidery. Page 50. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/studiesofornamen00rich/page/n50/mode/1up
“Pattern for applique embroidery.” Page 52. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/studiesofornamen00rich/page/n52/mode/1up

More pretty Victorian lilies, lithographic plates from “A monograph of the genus Lilium.” Written by John Henry Elwes and illustrated by W. H. Fitch, it was published in London in 1877.

“Lilium Auratum, variation Wittel.” Page 43. Collections of and digitalized by the Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/mobot31753000795721/page/5/mode/1up
“Lilium Pyrenaicum (The Pyrenean lily).” Page 47. Collections of and digitalized by the Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/mobot31753000795721/page/n47/mode/1up
“Lilium Testaceum” (The Nankeen Lily). Page 7. Collections of and digitalized by the Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/mobot31753000795721/page/7/mode/1up

Ladies with interesting things on their heads. 19th century. French. Eugène Devéria, artist. Living from 1805 to 1865, Devéria was a French Romantic history painter who also painted portraits and murals.

“Femme de Bolbec.” 1825-1849. French. Print. Eugène Devéria, artist. Print made by : Antoine Catherine Adolphe Fonrouge. Signed. Collections of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/my/collections/2238700–inner-beauty/fancy-headgear/objecten#/RP-P-2009-4167,0
“A Young Woman of the Valley of Ossau with Her Child.” ca. 1847. French. Oil on canvas. Collections of and © The Bowes Museum. Fair use license, via http://www.artuk.org/artworks/a-young-woman-of-the-valley-of-ossau-with-her-child-44565
“Minuit.” 1829. French. Lithograph. Eugène Devéria, artist.  Lithographed and published by Fonrouge , Paris. Published by Ostervald, l’ainé , Paris. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/362790
Portrait of Mme. Jule-Antoine Droz. 1833. French. Oil on canvas. Collections of the  The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/portrait-of-mme-jule-antoine-droz-eug%C3%A8ne-dev%C3%A9ria/PQFGvoQOrYeUaw
Study for Mme. Jules-Antoine Droz. 1833. French. Black crayon on cream colored paper. Collections of the  The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/study-for-mme-jules-antoine-droz-eug%C3%A8ne-dev%C3%A9ria/QAESbHsdEjT_ag

Hand colored lithographs taken from the first edition and subscriber’s copy of the 1844 “Views of Lansdown Tower, Bath. The favourite edifice of the late William Beckford Esquire.” Willis (Willes) Maddox, artist (1813-1853).

Beckford’s tower. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844
Interior. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844


Objets de vertu. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844
Interior. 1844. British. Willes Maddox, artist. Lithographer not shown. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/spetchley-property-from-the-berkeley-collection/maddox-willes-lansdown-tower-bath-1844

Javanese flowers to make your hallway look like the tsarina’s winter garden. Taken from the third edition of Madame Berthe Holla van Nooten’s 1880 work “Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisies de l’Ile de Java peints d’après nature”. Printed in Brussels by Librairie Européenne C. Muquardt. Chromolithography by P. Depannemaeker.

Amherstia nobilis wall.” Page 20. Collections of and digitalized by the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/9710#page/20/mode/2up
Elettaria speciosa.” Page 36. Collections of and digitalized by the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/9710#page/36/mode/2up
Nephelium lappaceum.” Page 40. Collections of and digitalized by the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/9710#page/40/mode/2up

Animals in art by British born artist Eileen Mayo who moved to Australia in 1953. Living from 1906 to 1994, she worked in many artistic mediums. Studied art in London.

“Black Swans.” 1983. British/Australian. Screen print. Signed on the lower right. Collections of the Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū© Estate of the artist. Image © Christchurch Art Gallery  Te Puna o Waiwhetū. Fair use license. via https://christchurchartgallery.org.nz/exhibitions/eileen-mayo
“Cats in the Trees.’ 1931. British. Linocut. Collections of the Christchurch Art Gallery  Te Puna o Waiwhetū. © Estate of the artist. Image © Christchurch Art Gallery  Te Puna o Waiwhetū. Fair use license. via https://christchurchartgallery.org.nz/exhibitions/eileen-mayo
Travel poster featuring a kangaroo. 1957. British/Australian. Eileen Mayo, illustrator for the Australian National Travel Association. McLaren & Co. Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, publisher. © Estate of the artist and the Australian National Travel Association. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/Eileen-Mayo-(1906-1994)–AUSTRALIA-1957?saleno=2547&lotNo=34&refNo=774095
Travel poster featuring koalas. 1956. Color process lithograph, signed in image on the upper right. Eileen Mayo, illustrator for the Australian National Travel Association. McLaren & Co. Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, publisher. © Estate of the artist and the Australian National Travel Association. Image © Josef Lebovic Gallery, Kensington, New South Wales. Fair use license. via https://www.joseflebovicgallery.com/pages/books/CL189-100/eileen-mayo-british-australian-nz/koala-or-native-bear-australia

Life under the sea. Lithographs taken color pencil drawings made by Austrian artist Eugen Ransonnet-Villez while submerged in his diving bell. From the artist’s 1867 work “Sketches of the Inhabitants, Animal Life and Vegetation in the Lowlands and High Mountains of Ceylon.” Various archives. These images via publicdomainrevew.org.

“Submarine Rocks with Green Corals.” 1867. In the public domain due to age. Image source; commons.wikimedia.org, via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/underwater-landscapes-of-eugen-von-ransonnet-villez
“Group of Corals.” 1860s. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/underwater-landscapes-of-eugen-von-ransonnet-villez
“Coral Reef near Pointe de Galle.” ca. 1860s. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/underwater-landscapes-of-eugen-von-ransonnet-villez
“Group of Alcyonidae.” ca. 1860s. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/underwater-landscapes-of-eugen-von-ransonnet-villez

Drawings of wildflowers taken from the United States Army Corps of Engineers 1848 work “Notes of a military reconnaissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers.” C. B. Graham, lithographer.

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“Zinnia Grandiflora.” Page 204. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n203/mode/2up

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Title not legible. Page 208. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n207/mode/2up

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Title not legible. Page 210. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n209/mode/2up

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Title not legible. Page 210. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n209/mode/2up

Why keep anything plain looking around when it could look like these. So much more fun. Plates from Christopher Dresser’s 1876 work “Studies in Design” which was published in London. A. Goater, lithographer.

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“Border elements of the new style. The upper may run around the architrave of a door or window, or be used in many ways as a border. The lower is suitable for a dado-rail, or, if enlarged, for a frieze.” Plate 5, page V. Collections of the Smithsonian Library. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/Studiesdesign00Dres/page/V/mode/2up

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“Grotesque dado-rail. Being formed of the hare, this is specially suited to a dining-room. Various animals may be introduced in a similar manner.” Plate 7, Page VII. Collections of the Smithsonian Library. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/Studiesdesign00Dres/page/VII/mode/2up

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“Diaper pattern founded on flowers. These are suitable for stencilling on the walls of rooms. They may be varied, and even simplified, in color.” Plate 8 and page VIII. Collections of the Smithsonian Library. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/Studiesdesign00Dres/page/VIII/mode/2up

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“An all-over pattern, suitable for a wall.” Plate 9 and page IX. Collections of the Smithsonian Library. Metropolitan New York Library Council, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/Studiesdesign00Dres/page/VIX/mode/2up

Orchids, chromolithographic plates from Frederick Boyle’s 1901 work “The Woodlands Orchids” which was published in London. J. L. MacFarlane, lithographer.

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“Zygo colax-woodlandsense.” Frontispiece, page 9. Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/woodlandsorchids00boyl/page/n9/mode/2up

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“Laelio cattleya x Elegans Variety Cyanthus.” page 16. Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/woodlandsorchids00boyl/page/16/mode/2up

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“Cattleya Trianae Variety Measuresiae.” Page 60. Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/woodlandsorchids00boyl/page/n59/mode/2up

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“Laelio cattleya x Elegans Variety MacFarlane.” Page 47.Collections of and digitalized by the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/woodlandsorchids00boyl/page/n46/mode/2up