Silver tableware with a beach theme. Breathe in the scent of salt air and seaweed without having to leave your screen porch. 19th century American. Gorham Silver, Providence, Rhode Island.

"Terrapin" soup tureen and cover with matching tray, ladle, and silver plated warming stand. 1890.
“Terrapin” soup tureen and cover with matching tray, ladle, and silver plated warming stand. 1890. Silver. Image © 2019 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/lot.383.html/2010/important-americana-n08608
Shell serving spoon. Late 19th c.
Shell serving spoon. Garden foliage motif with a crab creeping towards the bowl. Late 19th c. Silver with a gold wash. Image © Vintage Antique Jewelry. Fair use license. via https://vintage-antique-jewelry.com/shop/blog/97_http—vintage-antique-jewelry-com-shop-17-si
Punch bowl with ladle. 1885.
Punch bowl with ladle with repoussé decoration in the motif of swirling waves, flying fish, and a sea serpent with clamshell handles. 1885. Silver with gilding. Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In the public domain. via https://collections.mfa.org/objects/41179/punch-bowl-set-with-ladle
Tureen with a fish and waves motif. 1884.
Tureen with a fish and waves motif. 1884. Image courtesy of the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. Fair use license. via http://ediblerhody.ediblecommunities.com/about-us/enduring-elegance-gorham-silver
Ice bowl and spoon with the bowl having an icy glacier motif with polar bear handles. 1870's.
Ice bowl and spoon with the bowl having an icy glacier motif with polar bear handles. 1870’s. Silver. Image © 2017 Dallas Museum of Art. Fair use license. via https://collections.dma.org/artwork/3335123

Victorians getting out and hopefully having fun, painted by British artist George Housman Thomas. Living from 1824 to 1868, he also painted many royal weddings and other occasions for Queen Victoria who, judging by the number commissioned, must have loved his work.

"The courtyard in Königsberg Castle after the coronation of Prince Wilhelm as King of Prussia, 18 October 1861."
“The courtyard in Königsberg Castle after the coronation of Prince Wilhelm as King of Prussia, 18 October 1861.” 1860’s. In the public domain due to age. via http://www.wikiwand.com/en/East_Prussia
"The Queen distributing the first Victoria Crosses in Hyde Park, 26th June 1857 ."
“The Queen distributing the first Victoria Crosses in Hyde Park, 26th June 1857 .” The Royal Collection © 2004, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Fair use license. via http://www.memorialsinportsmouth.co.uk/vc/
"The great exhibition at Crystal Palace, with the pageant of St. George and the dragon." 1860's.
“The great exhibition at Crystal Palace, with the pageant of St. George and the dragon.” 1860’s. Circle of George Housman Thomas. In the public domain. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/george-housman-thomas/the-great-exhibition-at-crystal-palace-with-the-z06kXLQ7E4yr-tK6Ibv0TQ2

Castellani. Victorian gold jewelry with an Etruscan Revival spin.

Pendant/brooch. mid 19th century.
Pendant/brooch. mid 19th century. Gold. Image © 2019 Beladora Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.beladora.com/2013/01/castellani-jewelry
Diadem. ca. 1860.
Diadem. ca. 1860. Gold, agate, glass, pearls, and enamel. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/236765
"Campana" sun-chariot crescent earrings. ca. 1860.
“Campana” sun-chariot crescent earrings. ca. 1860. Gold. Said to have been inspired by a pair of 4th century BC Etruscan earrings in the collection of the Louvre. Image © 2010 S J Phillips Ltd London. Fair use license. via https://www.antiquestradegazette.com/print-edition/2017/june/2294/london-summer-capital-of-art/shopping-for-jewellery-and-silver/

Victorian children playing games and having fun. Must be winter for all of these are indoors. Harry Brooker, artist (1848-1940).

"Skittles." Undated.
“Skittles.” Undated. Collection of the Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council, Calderdale. Photo credit: Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council. Image © Art UK. Fair use license. via http://www.artuk.org/artworks/skittles-21314
"Afternoon Tea." Undated.
“Afternoon Tea.” Undated. Collection of the Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council, Calderdale. Photo credit: Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council. Image © Art UK. Fair use license. via http://www.artuk.org/artworks/afternoon-tea-21567
"The Archers." 1894.
“The Archers.” 1894. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://www.artrenewal.org/Artwork/Index/7088

The Levant and further east through a romantic Scottish veil by early Victorian painter David Roberts (1796-1864).

"Cairo." Undated.
“Cairo.” Undated. Painting. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via http://www.davidrobertslithographs.com/whoisdr1.html
"Hindoo (Hindu) architecture, a composition."
“Hindoo (Hindu) architecture, a composition.” 1829. Oil on panel. Image © National Galleries of Scotland. Photo credit: Antonia Reeve. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/91247/0/hindoo-architecture-composition?overlay=download
Interior of the Mosque of Sultan Hassan, which was completed in 1359.
“Interior of the Mosque of Sultan Hassan, Cairo, which was completed in 1359, during the Mamluk era in Egypt. Undated. Lithograph. In the public domain because the artists have been dead over 70 years. via http://www.salongen.no/619/

Many if not most of the artist’s work were sold as lithographs. Some of his of Ancient Egypt I used in an earlier post which you might want to look at.

American oak fretwork from the turn of the last century. For sure it’s beyond the technical reach of most anyone alive now but back then if you looked up it was what you saw.

Archway. 1885.
Archway. 1885. Stick and ball fretwork. Architectural salvage. Image ©1998-2019 Harp Gallery Antique Furniture. Fair use license. via https://www.harpgallery.com/shop/item26582.html
Interior residential fretwork. 1880's.
Interior residential fretwork. 1880’s. Chicago, Illinois. Architectural salvage. © 2019 Urban Remains. Fair use license. via https://www.urbanremainschicago.com/original-1880-s-victorian-era-salvaged-chicago-solid-oak-wood-architectural-stick-and-ball-interior-residential-fretwork.html
Ball and stick fretwork. Victorian.
Ball and stick fretwork. Victorian. © 2016 Lefflers Antiques, Toledo . Fair use license. via http://lefflersantiques.com/wp-content/uploads/imported/2/Antique-Victorian-Oak-Ball-And-Stick-Fretwork-24-x-38-12-192404489052.jpg

Enameled jeweled up portraits of British Victorian pets. Mostly by William Essex (ca. 1784-1969).

Fox mask brooch. ca. 1905.
Fox mask brooch. ca. 1905. Enamel, platinum, diamond and pearl. Enamel work is most likely by William Essex. Image © Hamshere Gallery, London. Fair use license. via http://www.hamsheregallery.co.uk/stock.php?id=851
Head of a black and tan terrier. 1867.
Head of a black and tan terrier (left). 1867. Signed and dated by William Essex. White terriers after a painting by Landseer. Two scarf pins and a brooch. Image © Bonhams 2001-2019. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21338/lot/16/?category=results&length=90&page=1
Cat pendant set with diamonds. Undated.
Cat pendant set with diamonds. Undated. Presumed to be by William Essex. Image © Daisy Antiques. Fair use license. via https://chatsworthlady.com/2016/05/24/antique-essex-crystal-jewelry-animals/
White bulldog, brown and white bulldog and white terrier (left to right).
White bulldog, brown and white bulldog and white terrier (left to right). 1862. Signed and dated William Essex. Scarf pins. Image © Bonhams 2001-2019. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21338/lot/10/?category=list&length=10&page=1
Enamel of a Landseer Newfoundland. Undated.
Enamel of a Landseer Newfoundland. Undated. William Essex after the dog “Bob” in a painting by Landseer. Image © Hamshere Gallery, London. Fair use license. via http://www.hamsheregallery.co.uk/stock.php?id=251

Winged ladies bound for somewhere a few galaxies away by the Victorian English painter Edward Robert Hughes. Living from 1851 to 1914, he was influenced by but not part of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

"Dream Idyll" ("A Valkyrie"). Before 1902.
“Dream Idyll” (“A Valkyrie”). Before 1902. Gouache and pastel of stretched paper. Private collection. In the public domain because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?ID=188746
"Wings of the Morning." Undated.
“Wings of the Morning.” Undated. Image © Sothebys, New York. Painting in the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2011/19th-century-european-art-n08783/lot.61.html
"Night with her Train of Stars." 1912.
“Night with her Train of Stars.” 1912. Watercolor, bodycolor and gold medium. Collection of the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Edward_Robert_Hughes_-_Night_with_her_Train_of_Stars_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

Trade catalogs for tiles and such from just before the turn of the last century. Enough to decorate all every inch of everything, not a mere one or two.

"Hearth tiles. George Wooliscroft and Son."
“Hearth tiles. George Wooliscroft and Son.” Plate from “The Contractors’ Compendium and Complete Catalogue, edited by John Edward Sears. 1890. Published in London and Melbourne, Australia. Collection of the Caroline Simpson Library and Research Collection, Sydney. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via http://collection.hht.net.au/images_linked/40248b.jpg
"Designs of embossed majolica tiles."
“Designs of embossed majolica tiles.” Plate 21 from Minton, Hollins & Company’s catalog “Patent Tile Works. Illustrated Patterns of Tiles for Pavements, Hearths, etc.” ca 1860. Image © Swann Galleries, New York. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/asp/fullCatalogue.asp?salelot=2475++++++71+&refno=++741368&saletyp
"Encaustic Tiles."
“Encaustic Tiles”, from the Maw and Company catalog “Patterns, Geometrical and Roman Mosaics, Encaustic Tile Pavements and Enamelled Wall Decorations”. University of Edinburgh Image Collections. Cc0 license 2.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Maw_And_Co.%27s_Patterns,_Geometrical_and_Roman_Mosaics,_Encaustic_Tile_Pavements_and_Enamelled_Wall_Decorations_(24970710671).jpg
"Designs of pavements for passages, corridors, entrances, etc."
“Designs of pavements for passages, corridors, entrances, etc,” from a Minton, Hollins and Company catalog. 1899. Collection of the Caroline Simpson Library and Research Collection, Sydney. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via http://collection.hht.net.au/images_linked/2894c.jpg
"Designs of embossed, enamelled, glazed and printed dado tiles."
“Designs of embossed, enamelled, glazed and printed dado tiles” from a Minton, Hollins and Company 1899 catalog. Collection of the Caroline Simpson Library and Research Collection, Sydney. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via http://collection.hht.net.au/images_linked/2894d.jpg
"Hearth and panel tiles."
“Hearth and panel tiles,” from a George Woolliscroft & Son 1903 catalog. Collection of the Caroline Simpson Library and Research Collection, Sydney. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via http://collection.hht.net.au/images_linked/39746_sheet38.jpg

People worth flying away with to anywhere. Not your average holiday angel by any standard. English. George Frederic Watts, artist (1817-1904).

"Love Triumphant." 1900.
“Love Triumphant.” 1900. Photo credit: Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village. © ArtUK. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/love-triumphant-13337
"The Sower of the Systems." 1902.
“The Sower of the Systems.” 1902. © 2013 Art Gallery of Ontario. Fair use license. via http://artgalleryofontario.tumblr.com/post/72973230635/the-sower-of-the-systems-1902-george-frederick
"Love and Life." 1884-1885.
“Love and Life.” 1884-1885. Collection of the Tate Gallery. Cc licence 3.0. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/watts-love-and-life-n01641.