Collections and Design Ideas Inspired by Nature

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Suggestions for antique and vintage engraving sets 

to capture the imagination

Ideas by Collection

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Shop Culpepper's

Herbal Engravings

Beautiful Copperplate Engravings from 1826

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Shop Meyer's Chromolithographs

Eclectic and vibrant vintage chromolithographs from Meyers Konversations Lexicon 

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Shop Curtis Botanicals

Original Copperplate engravings from the early 1800's  by J. Curtis, a famous botanist and entomologist 

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Shop Linnaean System of Botany

Unique Botanical Engravings with Scientific descriptions from 1816

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Shop Histoire Naturelle Copperplates

Rare reptile and bird copperplate engravings from 1789 French publications

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Shop Annales des Sciences Naturelles

Steel engravings of butterflies and moths by Milliere, from 1879 

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Design inspiration - from these walls, to yours...

Vintage Design Ideas

Elegance

An original copperplate engraving from the18th century is a unique anchoring piece in this hallway.

 

And yes, pigeons can be quite elegant! Especially when they appear in the French "Histoire Naturelle" from 1789.

This engraving is currently available matted, ready for framing. 

Pairings

So many wonderful ways to combine pieces...

Here two lovely German chromolithographs from 1905 add charm and color to the kitchen. Peaches, nectarines and plums are vibrant and bold against white. Both chromolithographs are available matted, sized for easy framing.

botanical engravings
animal engravings

Color and Light

This bedroom is modern, organic, and all warmth - with a custom finished and uniquely framed original photograph that perfectly captures late summer. 

"Glowing Grasses", by Iris Fischer-McMorrow, is available mounted into a beautiful wood floater frame as shown.

French Country

An original steel engraving, with antique color, from Annales des Sciences Naturelles de Cannes in 1879 brings a touch of nature to a lovely space. 

The moth and butterflies depicted are delicate and beautiful, available now unframed, matted and sized intentionally for easy framing. 

botanical art prints