These two charming engravings around the 1850s will be perfect in a child bedroom.
‘’Le Petit Paresseux’’ ,the little sloth,depicts a young boy with open books and a hoop at his feet,and he seems to prefer reverie rather than his lessons !.
‘’La petite Laborieuse’’ ,the little worker,shows us a little girl sewing while watching at her doll,or real baby !
The both engravings are signed from Mme Marchand,engraver in Paris during the 19th century.They are delicately enhanced with soft pastel colors.
The paper that suffered over time, is stained and discolored,but this does not harm,on the contrary,and gives them an additional charm .
They are in their original frames and have not been opened from a very long time.
The frames are made of wood covered with a gilded embossed paper in front, and black paper on the sides (please note some lacks here and there) and over the glass a black and gold cardboard entourage highlights the engraving.
A small piece of wood is missing on the frame of the little boy,and there are some old wormholes.
They have their beautiful original glass,one has an accident at the bottom left ,on the little girl engraving,but this is not very disturbing,and I chose to leave it ‘’dans son jus’’ with the original pretty blue paper at the back.
Dimension : frame = 8,5’’ x 9,8’’ (21,5cm x 9,8’’)
sight = 5,7’’ x 7’’ (14,5cm x 18cm)
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Adorable Pair of Engravings ‘’Le Petit Paresseux’’ ‘’La Petite Laborieuse’’ France 19th Century