This is an antique architectural engraving of Porche de L'Entrée du Palais (the entrance door) to Palais de Justice de Dijon, made by Claude Sauvageot in the 1860s.
The engraving is covered with glass and set in a wooden frame painted in matte silver color. Please note the the paper has a few age-related discoloration areas (mainly in the upper right corner) - please inspect the pictures carefully.
With the building boom of the 1860s in Paris, the demands for historically accurate ornament for both the exterior and interior decoration created a market for architectural model books. Claude Sauvageot (1832-1885) was among the engravers who made a specialty of this new genre. The featured engraving plaque is from Sauvageot's 4-volume engraving collection "Palais, Châteaux, Hôtels, Et Maisons De France Du XVe Au XVIIIe Siècle" published by Paris: A. Morel in 1867.
Height and width with the frame: 16.5" x 13.2" (42 x 33.5 cm).
Height and width of the engraving inside the frame: 13.6" x 10.5" (34.5 x 26.6 cm).
Frame width: 1.5" (3.8 cm).
Please note that we have a total of 6 engravings by Sauvageot from the same collection, they are listed separately.