(A) By the artist L. Philibert Gourat, "Perouges, L'eglise et forteresse." Just take in the perspective! Tiny, exacting details -- such as the weathered stones where the ground meets the building -- give this carving its real-life quality. This carving measures about 16 wide, a foot tall. (e-mail Jack for a price)



(B) Another carving by the artist L. Philibert Gourat. This is doubtless how carriage traffic traversed the Alps "way back when..." way pre-autoroute! Carved from a single piece of wood, with amazing dimension, in a solid walnut frame. (e-mail Jack for a price)


(C) The artist (Merle Freier) has captured the youthful exhuberance of this darling youngster, non? Measuring 14 3/4 by 11 3/4, it's gouache or a similar medium. (e-mail Jack for a price)




(G) I suspect this is a stone litho and it appears to be signed in pencil by the artist (you'd have to be French to have a clue how it reads!). It's entitled "Gracieuse," thank you very much. Including the gold-leafed frame, it's about 21 by 26. (e-mail Jack for a price)



(H) Think of the wrinkles in this brilliant French poster as "gone," which is what they will be the instant it's mounted on linen. Otherwise, we have a mint-condition original lithograph poster from... the roaring 20s (some slight tearing in the margins)? It measures 31 1/2 inches high and 47 wide, including the borders. A super size for a fun, decorative poster, so gloriously Art Deco- stylized; not overwhelming as so many tend to be. The printed matter in the upper left-hand corner reads: LITHO FINOT 40 Rue des Marais, Paris. (e-mail Jack for a price)