While shopping for planters this week, I came across this fabulous antique bird aviary. Wouldn’t it be lovely filled with houseplants in a conservatory?
A Natural History of Birds (1743), G. Edwards.
New and improved view of the Comparative Heights, of the Principal Mountains and Lengths of the Principal Rivers of the World. (1823) William Darton and W. R. Gardner
This was a ground-breaking convention, illustrating both mountains and rivers on the same chart, and defining cartographic chart styles throughout the 19th Century.
Antique garden bench, from a flea market.
Antique French herb choppers, with heart motif.
Ornamental bird cage. Edward F Caldwell & Co. (est. 1895), the firm combined new technology with traditional ornamental metalwork.
Pressed Flowers. The oldest, dated collection of plants at the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Arborum, fruticum et herbarum flores et folia in insula Gothlandia collecta annis (1701-02), by Antonius Christophori Munchenberg.
An antique French country house Bee Hive.
Vienna Metropolis c. 1730, by Mattaeus Seutter (1647-1756).
“Henshaw, London 1632” English Embroidered Bookbindings (1899) by Cyril Davenport. The English Bookman’s Library.