In Agatha Christie's Poirot, The Underdog, a portrait painted by the artist Tamara de Lempicka in 1928 has been copied and the face altered to resemble the actor who plays the character Reuben Astwell. Tamara de Lempicka was a famous female artist of the Art Deco era and her works typify the style of the period.
Another example is a portrait from the episode One, Two, Buckle my Shoe that borrowed heavily from two different painting by Tamara de Lempicka.
The boardroom scene in one,Two Buckle my Shoe features a portrait of a couple which was based on two separate portraits by by Tamara de Lempicka as seen below.
Poirot reads the morning paper at breakfast. His art deco breakfast ware is by Susie Cooper (29 October 1902 – 28 July 1995) who was an English pottery designer active from the 1920s to the 1980s. She is well known for her distinctive Art Deco pieces from the 20's and 30's such as the pieces seen here. The pieces below are like those seen on Agatha Christie's Poirot. They can be found on eBay at the time of writing. Click the pictures below for more details on the site.
You may have seen a Household Wants Indicator like this in the kitchen of Downton Abbey. Here is a glimpse of one in Bertie Wooster's Kitchen. These were a handy way for kitchen staff to keep track of provisions needed for the household. A little metal indicator next to each listed item can be fliped to red to indicate when it is time to add more to the supplies. In Bertie Wooster's kitchen everything on the list seems to be flipped to red as seen on the example below.
This week on eBay UK I see a cigarette box just like Bertie Wooster's (played by Hugh Laurie) in the excellent TV series Jeeves & Wooster. This is a vintage laquered brass Faux crocodile skin Marcovitch cigarette box and it matches the one seen in the screen capture from the show above. CLICK HERE to buy it on eBay UK.
When Jeeves serves tea to Bertie it is usually from a silver tea pot and fine bone China. When Jeeves has his own tea in the kitchen it is brewed in a brown betty teapot and poured into plain white tea cups as seen in the foreground of the screen capture here.
The teapot used on the Jeeves and Wooster set appears to be a Price Bros. teapot similar to the one below.
In this screen capture from Jeeves and Wooster we see an interesting glass bowl on the coffee table on the set of the Bertie Wooster flat. This glass bowl is seen on the table throughout the series. Recently I decided to search for one on eBay and found one very like it
Jeeves, played by Stephen Fry, in the Jeeves and Wooster series is seen above in a scene located in Bertie Wooster's flat. Spotted on the shelf in the background appears to be a Swan electric percolator appropriate to the era.
Swan coffee percolator was made by Bulpitt & Sons Birmingham cat. no. CH475.
In the tv series Jeeves and Wooster, Bertie (played by Hugh Laurie) discovers the challenges of tea making while Jeeves (Stephen Fry) is away. He wisely refers to Mrs Beeton's book of Household Management for guidance. Trying to fill the whistling tea kettle with water without removing the stopper was the first hurdle to overcome. Fortunately Jeeves arrived back in time to complete the task
Bertie puts his feet up after his exersions while Jeeves takes over the tea making. Tea is served in Royal Worcester Raffles China cups from a set that is used in Berties flat throughout the series.
Above is a vew of the page Bertie is reading in Mrs Beetons book and some similar items for a Jeeves and Wooster themed kitchen found on eBay: