Spring series public (free) post for Sunday, June 9th, 2019. Five more gorgeous plates from Albert Racinet’s “L’Ornement Polychrome” (1869-1873).

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"Etrusque." Plate 95.
“Etrusque.” Plate 95. Durin, lithographer. Firmin Didot and Company, Paris, printer. Scanned by rawpixel from an 1888 edition. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Illustration_from_L%E2%80%99ornement_Polychrome_by_Albert_Racinet_from_rawpixel%E2%80%99s_own_original_1888_publication_00095.jpg

Paintings of children, mostly with pets. French. Pierre Gobert, artist. Living from 1662 to 1744 he was a member of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture.

Léopold-Clément de Lorraine. 1710's.
Léopold-Clément de Lorraine. 1710’s. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/leopold-clement-charles-de-lorraine-pierre-gobert.html
The young Louis XV. 1714.
The young Louis XV. 1714. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Museo del Prado, Madrid. In the public domain due to age. via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/the-young-louis-xv-1714-oil-on-canvas-pierre-gobert.html
Girl with a bird cage. ca. 1712.
Girl with a bird cage. ca. 1712. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Museo del Prado, Madrid. In the public domain due to age. via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/girl-with-a-bird-cage-ca-1712-oil-on-canvas-pierre-gobert.html
Princess Louise of France. 1728-1733.
Princess Louise of France. 1728-1733. In the public domain due to age. via http://monarquiasdeeuropa.blogspot.com/2011/04/luisa-de-francia.html

Coral tiaras for the queen of the sea. Various jewelers . . .all amazing. Mostly Cartier.

Bandeau tiara. 1922.
Bandeau tiara. 1922. Made in Paris. Platinum, gold, coral, rose-cut and round diamond, onyx, tortoise shell and black enamel. Cartier, maker. via the cultureconcept.com and http://diamondsandrhubarb.blogspot.com/2014/11/noble-coral.html
Tiara.
Tiara. Platinum, gold, coral, diamond and pearl. Cartier, maker. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/jewelry/an-exquisite-coral-diamond-and-pearl-tiara-6087344-details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID=6087344&sid=26ff61b1-c7ea-484b-
Tiara. 1860-1870.
Tiara. 1860-1870. Gilt metal and coral. Philips Brothers, London, maker. Image © The Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Fair use license. via http://www.thecourtjeweller.com/2016/01/jewel-history-tiara-has-become-social.html

Ideas to make your house look rich even if you aren’t. From an album made by Maison Alphonse Giroux that lives with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

"Corner cabinet/Encoignure dans le genre Boulle." 1852-1870.
“Corner cabinet/Encoignure dans le genre Boulle.” 1852-1870. Pencil and gouache on paper. Image and photo © Les Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/encoignure-dans-le-genre-boulle
"Miroir de toilette."  1852-1870.
“Miroir de toilette.” 1852-1870. Pen with black ink, pencil and gouache on paper. Image and photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/miroir-de-toilette
"Vase monté en lampe." 1852-1870.
“Vase monté en lampe.” 1852-1870. Pen with black ink, pencil and gouache on paper. Image and photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/vase-monte-en-lampe
Clock with candlestick and other items. 1852-1870.
Clock with candlestick and other items. 1852-1870. Pencil and gouache on paper. Image and photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/page-d-album-de-dessin-1
"Cave à liqueur." 1852-1870.
“Cave à liqueur.” 1852-1870. Pencil and gouache on paper. Image and photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/cave-a-liqueur

Illustrations right out of the Parisian jazz age with a saxophone lingering behind somewhere. All of these being from 1919. André Édouard Marty, illustrator (1882-1974).

"Le Bal de Sauvages" from Modes et Manières d'aujourd'hui. Plate 17.
“Le Bal de Sauvages” from Modes et Manières d’aujourd’hui. Plate 17. Vintage. via https://matouenpeluche.typepad.com/matouenpeluche/2015/07/andr%C3%A9-%C3%A9douard-marty.html
"Le Golf," from  "Modes et Manières d'aujourd'hui."
“Le Golf,” from “Modes et Manières d’aujourd’hui.” Plate 18. Vintage. via https://myonebeautifulthing.com/2018/11/18/pochoir/
"Les Ailes dans le Vent," from "Modes et Manières d'aujourd'hui."
“Les Ailes dans le Vent,” from “Modes et Manières d’aujourd’hui.” Plate 12. Vintage. via http://www.artophile.com/Artwork/PublicDisplay_AE_Marty_Les_Ailes_Dans_Le_Vent_1152_33.htm

Art Déco animals that will never bite. Vases by French artist Jean-Simon Peynaud. (1869-1952)

"Frise d'éléphants dans une palmeraie." Vase. ca. 1925.
“Frise d’éléphants dans une palmeraie.” Vase. ca. 1925. Jean-Simon Peynaud, maker (1869-1952). Image © 2016, Art Deco 1925. Fair use license. via https://www.artdeco1925.de/?attachment_id=29458&lang=en
Vase with a monkey motif. Undated.
Vase with a monkey motif. Undated. Signed “PEYNAUD.” via https://i.pinimg.com/originals/35/23/2b/35232b53ae4bdb26dd55a2a63c57dda6.jpg

Pictures of flowers to cover the walls of your bedroom with so you can pretend you are in a greenhouse. From Eugène Grasset’s “La Plante et ses applications ornementales sous la direction.” Printed in Paris in 1896.

Waterlily. Image 18. Plate VII.
Waterlily. Image 18. Plate VII. Image © Gallica, the digital library of the National Library of France. Fair use license. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b10546212d/f18.item.zoom
Waterlily. Image 19. Plate VIII.
Waterlily. Image 19. Plate VIII. Image © Gallica, the digital library of the National Library of France. Fair use license. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b10546212d/f19.item.zoom
Columbine. Image 21. Plate X.
Columbine. Image 21. Plate X. Image © Gallica, the digital library of the National Library of France. Fair use license. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b10546212d/f21.item.zoom
Columbine. Image 22. Plate XI.
Columbine. Image 22. Plate XI. Image © Gallica, the digital library of the National Library of France. Fair use license. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b10546212d/f22.item.zoom

 

19th century people feeling grand. French. Eugène Lami, artist. Living from 1800 to 1890, he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. All of these with Queen Victoria though he painted other people too.

"The Visit of Queen Victoria Château d'Eu ." 1843.
“The Visit of Queen Victoria Château d’Eu .” 1843. Collection of the Musée National des Châteaux de Versailles, Versailles. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via http://www.victorianweb.org/history/victoria/riviera/banerjee.html
"The opening of the Great Exhibition." 1851.
“The opening of the Great Exhibition.” 1851. Watercolor. Image © The Royal Collection Trust. Fair use license. via https://www.rct.uk/collection/themes/exhibitions/victoria-albert-art-love/the-queens-gallery-buckingham-palace/the-opening-of-the-great-exhibition-1851
"The supper in the Salle de Spectacle, Versailles, 25 August 1855." 1855.
“The supper in the Salle de Spectacle, Versailles, 25 August 1855.” 1855. Pencil, pen and ink, watercolor and bodycolor on paper. Image © The Royal Collection Trust. Fair use license. via https://www.rct.uk/collection/920097/the-supper-in-the-salle-de-spectacle-versailles-25-august-1855

Décor of the ancients seen through a Prussian/Parisian haze. Plates from Jakob Ignaz Hittorff’s “Restitution du temple d’Empédocle à Sélinonte,” which was published in Paris in 1851. Started out doing drafting in the Atelier of Charles Percier.

"Coupe transversale du temple." 1846.
“Coupe transversale du temple.” 1846. Chromolithograph. Hubert Roux, lithographer. Image © Royal Academy, London. Fair use license. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/coupe-transversale-du-temple
"Fragments de pavés en stuc et en mosaïque, de la Sicile et de Pompéi." 1846.
“Fragments de pavés en stuc et en mosaïque, de la Sicile et de Pompéi.” 1846. Chromolithograph. Hubert Roux, lithographer. Image © Royal Academy, London. Fair use license. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/fragments-de-paves-en-stuc-et-en-mosaique-de-la-sicile-et-de-pompei
"Sarcophages et fragments d'architecture coloriée de la Sicile, en marbre et en pierre, avec et sans stuc." 1846.
“Sarcophages et fragments d’architecture coloriée de la Sicile, en marbre et en pierre, avec et sans stuc.” 1846. Chromolithograph. Hubert Roux, lithographer. Image © Royal Academy, London. Fair use license. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/sarcophages-et-fragments-darchitecture-coloriee-de-la-sicile-en-marbre-et
"Bas-reliefs, figures et tête en terre cuite coloriée, de la Grèce et da la Sicile." 1846.
“Bas-reliefs, figures et tête en terre cuite coloriée, de la Grèce et da la Sicile.” 1846. Chromolithograph. Hubert Roux, lithographer. Image © Royal Academy, London. Fair use license. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/bas-reliefs-figures-et-tete-en-terre-cuite-coloriee-de-la-grece-et-da-la
"Chapiteau ionique en marbre, antéfixe et cymaises en marbre et en terre cuite, découverts à Athènes." 1846.
“Chapiteau ionique en marbre, antéfixe et cymaises en marbre et en terre cuite, découverts à Athènes.” 1846. Chromolithograph. Hubert Roux, lithographer. Image © Royal Academy, London. Fair use license. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/chapiteau-ionique-en-marbre-antefixe-et-cymaises-en-marbre-et-en-terre

Ormolu sphinxes, some Egyptian Revival and others not, any of which would lend your front hall an imposing air. Probably all French.

Sphinx table lamp. 19th c.
Sphinx table lamp (detail). 19th c. Brass reeded column with the sphinx in a seated position upon a circular plinth. Wired for electricity at a later date. Image © Antiques Atlas, 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.antiques-atlas.com/antique/egyptian_revival_ormolu_sphinx_table_lampshade/as237a864
Center table having three winged caryatids and a pietra dura marble top. Undated.
Center table having three winged caryatids and a pietra dura marble top. Undated. Bronze mounting. Image © iCollector.com Online Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.icollector.com/Egyptian-Revival-Center-Table_i24462303
Mantel clock garniture set. Vintage.
Mantel clock garniture set, the clock surmounted with a winged Sphinx raised by two female figures in ancient Egyptian kilts (with two more as part of the garniture) flanked by columns standing on plinths raised on fluted brass toupie feet Vintage. French. Yellow Siena marble and brass. Maker not known. Image ©2019 C. Mariani Antiques, Restoration & Custom, San Francisco. Fair use license. via http://cmarianiantiques.com/item-3970/
Andirons or statues in the form of sphinxes.
Stunning pair of French Empire andirons or statues in the form of sphinxes. Early 19th c. Maker not known. Image © 2019 – Canonbury Antiques – Redwell Wood Farm, Herfordshine. Fair use license. via https://canonburyantiques.com/p/pair-empire-sphinx-ormolu-andirons-figurines-statues-1310667794/
Pair of chenets (firedogs). French Empire. Early 18th c.
Pair of chenets (firedogs), each in the form of a recumbent female-headed sphinx, raised on shaped bases decorated with masks and scrolls and terminating in claw feet. French Empire. Early 18th c. Gilded later. Image © Toovey’s 2017-2019. Fair use license. via https://www.tooveys.com/lots/330754/a-pair-of-french-empire-cast-ormolu-chenets/