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
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More chic decor to try to live up to. From an album made by Maison Alphonse Giroux and left to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs so we can take a peek. French, 19th century.

Two frames. 1852-1870.
Two frames. 1852-1870. Pencil, pen and ink and gouache on paper. Image and photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/deux-cadres-1
Chair, armchair and bench.
Chair, armchair and bench. 1852-1870. Pencil and gouache on paper. Image and photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/chaise-fauteuil-et-banquette
Cup, bottle and flacon.  1852-1870.
Cup, bottle and flacon. 1852-1870. Pencil, black pen and ink and gouache on paper. Image and photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/page-d-album-de-dessin-6
"Judgement of Paris" hand fan. 1852-1870.
“Judgement of Paris” hand fan. 1852-1870. Pencil and gouache on paper. Image and photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/eventail-le-jugement-de-paris

More posts from this fabulous album coming. It has 102 images of which I’ve only looked at the first screen of.