Oh, to be in New York right now attending the House Proud exhibit at Cooper-Hewitt. Hopefully I'll get the chance. But in the meantime, I did find some images on the web.
The exhibit celebrates the impressive collection of nineteenth century watercolor interiors assembled by Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw- one of the largest of its kind in the States. The rendered interiors include rooms at Carlton House, Buckingham Palace, and Schloss Fischbach (the paintings put my small collection of anonymous watercolor interiors to shame!) On display through January 25, 2009, the show is sure to be of interest to you collectors or those interested in design history.
(For additional reading, you may want to consider House Proud, the companion book to the show. I've got my copy on order. Thank you too to a few readers and Paul Pincus for alerting me to the exhibit.)
The Dressing Room of King Ludwig I at the Munich Residenz; Franz Xaver Nachtmann, Germany, 1836.
The Japanese Salon, Villa Hügel; Rudolf von Alt, Austria, 1855.
The Chinese Room in the Royal Palace, Berlin; Eduard Gaertner, Germany, 1850.
The Blue Room, Schloss Fischbach; Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Klose, Germany, 1846.
Image at top: The Circular Dining Room at Carlton House; Charles Wild, England, 1819.