Sketches of Intérieurs Moderne decor options from “Intérieurs Modernes par MAM”, which appeared in “Gazette du Bon Ton”, Volume 1, Number 1, which was published in Paris in January 1921.

"Black and gold lacquered dressing table."
“Black and gold lacquered dressing table.” Color lithograph. Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In the public domain in the United States. via https://www.mfa.org/collections/object/download/321890
"Salle à manger appartenant à Mme. P."
“Salle à manger appartenant à Mme. P.” Color lithograph. Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In the public domain. via https://www.mfa.org/collections/object/download/321888
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Posters by the American illustrator William H. Bradley. Nicknamed the “Dean of American Designers” by The Saturday Evening Post, his posters could be seen tacked up everywhere from elite boarding schools to the news stand in Grand Central.

"The Modern" poster. 1895.
“The Modern” poster. 1895. Done for Charles Scribner and Sons. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://www.worldofartglobal.com/products/the-modern-poster-by-will-h-bradley-in-1895
"The Chap-Book" poster. 1894.
“The Chap-Book” poster. 1894. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Will_Bradley_Chap_Book.jpg
"The Chap Book" Thanksgiving number for 1895.
“The Chap Book” Thanksgiving number for 1895. Color lithograph on paper. Collection of the Smithsonian Institution. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://americanart.si.edu/artwork/chap-book-thanksgiving-no-2715

Illustrations for a never published edition of “A Thousand and One Nights”. Danish. Kay Nielsen, illustrator (1886-1957). Never used because World War I came along they lived for decades in a state of hibernation only to emerge back into the sun. Watercolors.

Genie releasing a beautiful woman from a chest from ""The Story of King Schahriyar and His Brother Schahzena".
Genie releasing a beautiful woman from a chest from “”The Story of King Schahriyar and His Brother Schahzena”. Image courtesy of Taschen. Fair use license. via https://www.wfdd.org/story/long-lost-watercolors-1001-nights-bring-new-life-age-old-tales
"A Lady's Lover."
“A Lady’s Lover.” Collection UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum. Fair use license. via https://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2010/09/kay-nielsen/#gallery_af844d4ef01b508dd4a58a4f664794a5d58723e1
From "The Tale of the First Dervish"
From “The Tale of the First Dervish”. Courtesy of Taschen. Fair use license. via https://www.wfdd.org/story/long-lost-watercolors-1001-nights-bring-new-life-age-old-tales
Artwork for the front cover.
Artwork for the front cover. Courtesy of Taschen. Fair use license.via https://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2014/06/kay-nielsen/#gallery_a41c4b91b7c7001fe2969f983cee622e33ed691a
Adulteress and her lover from "The Tale of the Third Old Man".
Adulteress and her lover from “The Tale of the Third Old Man”. Courtesy of Taschen. Fair use license. via https://www.wuwm.com/post/long-lost-watercolors-1001-nights-bring-new-life-age-old-tales#stream/0

Yuletide offerings from German/American illustrator J. C. Leyendecker. Mostly cover art for magazines. Living from 1874 to 1951 his artwork graced newsstands from coast to coast. One that isn’t Christmas in the bunch. . .she snuck in somehow . .. oh well.

Christmas number for 1900. Success Magazine.
Christmas number for 1900. Success Magazine. Fair use license. via http://poulwebb.blogspot.com/2015/03/j-c-leyendecker-part-1.html
December, 1905 artwork for Century Magazine.
December, 1905 artwork for Century Magazine. © 2019 oldimprints.com. Fair use license. via https://www.oldimprints.com/pages/books/55296/j-c-leyendecker/a-christmas-hymn-disbound-section-of-the-century-magazine-december-1905
Madonna and child. Christmas, 1928.
Madonna and child. Christmas, 1928. In the public domain. via https://www.art.com/products/p17724033356-sa-i7066442/joseph-christian-leyendecker-madonna-and-child-december-22-1928.htm?upi=PHX0CJ0&PODConfigID=4986478
Queen Maeve. 1906.
Queen Maeve. 1906. Artwork for Century Magazine, January, 1907. Public domain. via http://poulwebb.blogspot.com/2015/03/j-c-leyendecker-part-1.html

A bit of gleaming Art Nouveau to glitz up anyone’s coffee table. Magazine covers and an oddment or two that snuck in when no one was looking. French. Louis Théophile Hingre, illustrator (1832-1901). All works in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1924.

Cover art for a 1915 issue of the Delineator.
Cover art for a 1915 issue of the Delineator. via https://largesizepaintings.blogspot.com/2011/03/
Goddess Ceres. Illustration.
Goddess Ceres. Illustration. via https://twitter.com/navymat/status/812031255340548096
Lady angel.
Lady angel. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/Louis-Theophile-Hingre-Lady-Angel-/253785009034

A few more watercolors that J. R. R. Tolkien must have hidden under the desk blotter for me to find . . .

"Glorund seeks Turin." (detail).
“Glorund seeks Turin.” (detail). Undated. Bodleian Library, MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 34. © The Tolkien Trust 1977. Fair use license. via https://www.tor.com/2018/10/03/tolkien-maker-of-middle-earth-the-man-the-myth-the-coffee-table-book/
Fantasy landscape. ca. 1915.
Fantasy landscape. ca. 1915. Courtesy of the Tolkien Trust, ©the Tolkien Trust 2015. Fair use license. via https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/jrr-tolkien-art-morgan-library-1449088?utm_content=from_artnetnewsbar&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=e
"The Shores of Faery."
“The Shores of Faery.” Watercolor. Illustration for Tolkien’s book of the same name. Courtesy of the Tolkien Trust, ©the Tolkien Trust 2015. Fair use license. via https://www.wsj.com/articles/tolkien-maker-of-middle-earth-review-bringing-a-world-to-life-1532978151

Illustrations by J. R. R. Tolkien himself for “The Hobbit” . . . .just grand and a treat just to be able to see. Late 1930’s.

"Bilbo comes to the huts of the raft-elves."
“Bilbo comes to the huts of the raft-elves.” Photograph: The Tolkien Trust. 1977. Image © The J.R.R. Tolkien Copyright Trust. Fair use license in the United States. via https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/may/31/drawn-into-tolkiens-world-exhibition
Untitled.
Untitled. Photograph: The Tolkien Trust 1977. © The J.R.R. Tolkien Copyright Trust. Fair use license in the United States. via https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/may/31/drawn-into-tolkiens-world-exhibition?page=with:img-4#img-4
Dust jacket for "The Hobbit."
Dust jacket for “The Hobbit.” MS. Tolkien Drawings 32, Bodleian Library. © The Tolkien Estate Limited 1937. Fair use license in the United States. via http://www.artfixdaily.com/artwire/release/2094-tolkien-maker-of-middle-earth-exhibition-explores-the-authors-art

See many more here: an exhibit at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York. Read more here: https://www.themorgan.org/exhibitions/tolkien

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