This is a group of 32 Original French Steel engraved Plates by "Cesar Daly", 1862-1864, entitled: "Architecture Privee - Nouvelle Maisons des Environs de Paris", featuring High Style French proposal for a Grand homes in the Paris suburbs..."Suburbain Villas", consisting originally of 5 separate lots of engravings, that we decided to sell as a Group!
A beautiful group of Architectural designs from the luscious Victorian period, produced for use by builders/developers during the great Architectural Revolution in Paris, spurred by King Napoleon the III (Third).
These large Steel Engravings measure approx. 17.5" x 12.2" and are excellent for framing... the condition of each is very good (there is slight agitation and discoloration around the perimeter edges of the engravings, but would not be seen when matted and framed. The original Pale Green outer Folders are with the group, but a bit tattered around the edges. The Plates show designs for homes, outbuildings, gardens, fences, gates and walled surrounds. They all were discovered in the second story of an an ancient rural Maison, in the Drome Valley area of France, possibly the home of a Victorian Architect!!
Originally we had these engravings listed in 5 separate lots, and the original prices for each lot added up to a sum of $720, and had much interest in them....we are now offering this total Group for a Better Price for our Summer Sale event...!!! The whole Lot of engravings for only $495...