Botanical Art Nouveau. Artwork done by Maurice Pillard, figures taken from the pages of “Etude de la plante: son application aux industries d’art: pochoir, papier peint, etoffes, céramique, marqueterie, tapis, ferronnerie, reliure, dentelles, broderies, vitrail, mosaïque, bijouterie, bronze, orfévrerie” which was printed in Paris in 1903 by the Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts.

“Anémone Sylvie.” Figure 33, page 41. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125005959479/page/n41/mode/2up
Couverture d’album Porillon.” Figure 35, page 43. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125005959479/page/n41/mode/2up
“Plat orné de Porillon.” Figure 34, page 41. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125005959479/page/n41/mode/2up

A new design to dress up every room of your home. Enough to do the box room, too. Pochoir prints from M.P. Verneuil’s 1898 work “L’ornamentation par le pochoir”.

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“Fleurons Varies.” Plate 1, page 5. Collections of the Clark Art Institute Library. Boston Public Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/lornamentationpa00vern/page/n5/mode/2up

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“Bordures, rosaces, écoinçons.” Plate 2, page 7. Collections of the Clark Art Institute Library. Boston Public Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/lornamentationpa00vern/page/n7/mode/2up

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“Bordures et Semis. Palmettes et Ornements.” Plate 3, page 12. Collections of the Clark Art Institute Library. Boston Public Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/lornamentationpa00vern/page/n9/mode/2up

Papillons (butterflies) to put up and make your home feel like a butterfly garden. Art Déco, plates from Emile-Allain Séguy’s 1925 “Papillons.” Commissioned by American textile manufacturer F. Schumacher.

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Plate 1. Page 7. Smithsonian Libraries, Contributor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/192166#page/7/mode/1up

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Plate 3. Page 11. Smithsonian Libraries, Contributor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/192166#page/11/mode/1up

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Plate 2. Page 9. Smithsonian Libraries, Contributor. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/192166#page/9/mode/1up

Style sheets to make any space look a bit fancier. Ancient Egyptian designs from Helmuth Theodor Bossert’s work “An encyclopaedia of colour decoration from the earliest times to the middle of the XIXth century” which was published in Berlin in 1928.

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“Thebes, beginning of the 15th century, BC.” Egypt. Figures 16 and 17. Page 51. Collections of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Digitalized by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with federal LSTA funds. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/encyclopaediaofc00boss/page/n50/mode/1up

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“Egypt. Thebes. First half of the 15th century BC.” Figures 20 and 21. Page 54. Collections of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Digitalized by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with federal LSTA funds. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/encyclopaediaofc00boss/page/n54/mode/1up

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“Egypt. Thebes. First quarter of the 15th century BC.” Figures 18 and 19. Page 52.Collections of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Digitalized by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with federal LSTA funds. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/encyclopaediaofc00boss/page/n52/mode/1up

Pochoir prints from “Relais 1930,” a posthumous collection of designs by Édouard Benedictus who lived from 1878 to 1930 and designed textiles and wallpaper. Digital collections of the New York Public Library.

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Fish, birds, abstract shapes; on dark red field (detail). 1930. French. Image ID #1556168. In the public domain. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e24a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Rhomboid and square shapes; on black field (detail). 1930. French. Image ID #1556169. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e24b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Brown delta shapes, blue circles; on grey field. 1930. French. Image ID #1556170. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e24c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Pochoir prints from “Le Livre de la vérité de la Parole.” A limited edition of only 150, this was a set of plates sold in a slip case. There were 106 plates in black and white and color along with other plates, and a text drawn from ancient Egyptian writings by Joseph Charles Mardrus. François-Louis Schmied did the plates. It was printed in Paris in 1929.

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Plate. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/the-library-of-a-greek-bibliophile-travel-books-aldines-and-an-important-quran/schmied-and-mardrus-le-livre-de-la-verite-de-la?locale=en

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Plate. Image © KB National Library of the Netherlands. Fair use license. via https://www.kb.nl/en/themes/koopman-collection/le-livre-de-la-verite-de-parole

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Plate. Image © 1996 – 2020 AbeBooks Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.abebooks.com/Livre-v%C3%A9rit%C3%A9-parole-Transcription-textes-%C3%A9gyptiens/22581133020/bd

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Plate. Image © 1996 – 2020 AbeBooks Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.abebooks.com/Livre-v%C3%A9rit%C3%A9-parole-Transcription-textes-%C3%A9gyptiens/22581133020/bd

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Plate. Image © Julien Mannoni livres anciens. Fair use license. via https://www.design-is-fine.org/post/91462091509/fran%C3%A7ois-louis-schmied-artwork-for-le-livre-de-la

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Plate. Image © Julien Mannoni livres anciens. Fair use license. via https://www.design-is-fine.org/post/91462091509/fran%C3%A7ois-louis-schmied-artwork-for-le-livre-de-la

Flowers to hang up all over the house so you can time travel back to anywhere with roses. Pochoir prints from Eugène Grasset’s “La Plante et ses Applications Ornementales sous la Direction.” Printed in Paris in 1896.

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“Columbine ~ Ancoli, ~ die Aglei.” Plate 12. Page 12. Anna Martin, artist. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing partner. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/planteetsesappl00Gras/page/12/mode/2up

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“Courd ~ Courge ~ der Kürbisse.” Plate 13. Page 30. Maurice Pillard Verneuil, artist. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing partner. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/planteetsesappl00Gras/page/n29/mode/2up

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“Courd ~ Courge ~ der Kürbisse.” Plate 14, page 32. Maurice Pillard Verneuil, artist. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing partner. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/planteetsesappl00Gras/page/n31/mode/2up

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“Courd ~ Courge ~ der Kürbisse.” Plate 15, page 34. C. G. Schlum, artist. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing partner. In the public domain due to age. via

Stylized animals and plants, plates from Arnold Lyongrun’s 1899 work “Neue freie Dekorationsmotive entwickelt aus dem Tier- und Pflanzenreich : Eine Auswahl von Entwurfen in modernen Stil, mit Rucksicht auf die praktische Verwendung im Kunstgewerbe” which was published in Leipzig by B.F. Voigt. Pochoir prints.

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Plate 1, page 6. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/neuefreiedekorat00lyon/page/n6/mode/2up

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Plate 4, page 14. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/neuefreiedekorat00lyon/page/n11/mode/2up

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Plate 2, page 10. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/neuefreiedekorat00lyon/page/n8/mode/2up

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Plate 3, page 12. Collections of the Clark Institute Library. Digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/neuefreiedekorat00lyon/page/n9/mode/2up

More flower pictures, these of a pochoir print kind taken from Ernest Guillot’s “Fleurs d’après nature” which came out between 1892 and 1901. Meant to be used as designs for embroidery, stained glass, the baby’s bib, etc. etc.

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“Études de mauve, d’OEillet de Chine.” Image 1. Collection of the BnF Gallica, the National Library of France. In the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b52512760g/f15.item
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“Études de Lis, Myosotis et Olivier.” Image 11. Collection of the BnF Gallica, the National Library of France. In the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b52512760g/f11.item
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“Études de Pensées, Mimosas.” Image 7. Collection of the BnF Gallica, the National Library of France. In the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b52512760g/f7.item

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“Etudes de Bluets et de Paquerelles.” Image 5. Collection of the BnF Gallica, the National Library of France. In the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b52512760g/f5.item

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“Études de capucines, et Lierre.” Image 13. Collection of the BnF Gallica, the National Library of France. In the public domain due to age. via b

A selection of pochoir prints from the first edition of E. A. Seguy’s “Prismes,” published in Paris by Charles Moreau in 1930-1931. Taken from the website of Michael Laird Rare Books whose wares I had great fun seeing in person at the antiquarian book fair held over this past weekend here.

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Plate 3. 1930-31. Art Deco. Print. Image © 2019 Michael Laird Rare Books. Fair use license. via https://www.michaellaird.com/pages/books/2907/e-a-seguy/prismes-40-planches-de-dessins-et-coloris-nouveaux

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Plate 11. 1930-31. Art Deco. Print. Image © 2019 Michael Laird Rare Books. Fair use license. via https://www.michaellaird.com/pages/books/2907/e-a-seguy/prismes-40-planches-de-dessins-et-coloris-nouveaux

Plate 1. 1930-31. Art Deco. Print.
Plate 1. 1930-31. Art Deco. Print. Image © 2019 Michael Laird Rare Books. Fair use license. via https://www.michaellaird.com/pages/books/2907/e-a-seguy/prismes-40-planches-de-dessins-et-coloris-nouveaux