Midori's comment of last week has encouraged me to post other Google Art searches that I like. You could try "silver," for example, and you would be rewarded with this pretty incredible page of images.
The popular book The Hare with the Amber Eyes told a multi-generational story centered largely around a collection of netsuke that belonged to one family member and was given as a wedding present to another. The author's website presents a gallery of 29 items from that collection. They are worth seeing!
One of the many pleasures of browsing the Google Art Project is discovering new museums. This afternoon I happened across a work from the Philbrook Art Museum, located in -- of all places -- Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Philbrook is represented by 57 works at the GAP.
One work which attracted my eye is this bottle vase, made in the 1700s.
It's a day on which we can use contact with a comforting part of the past. Toward that end, here are 14 quilts at the ever-amazing Google Art Project. (To be absolutely accurate, several of these are merely quilt-related works, rather than actual quilts.)
If I were going to pick just one, it would probably be the Album Quilt, done in the 1840s by Elizabeth S.J. Hopkins. There are several others, though, that I like very much also.
Advent will begin in a couple of days and I'll focus mostly on sacred art throughout December. I'd like, however, to post just one or two secular items before November closes.
I'm not much on furniture as a rule. Nor on royalty. Take one quick look, however, at Napoleon's Throne Chair at the Google Art Project and I think you'll agree that it's beautiful. It was made c. 1805 by François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter.
Chenonceau is one of France's most renowned chateaux (castles). Fortunately for us, the official site for the chateau is quite something. You might want to take a quick look at the introduction.
And then you'll want to make a beeline for the panoramas of each room on each floor: