This is the ultimate fashion print from the mid 19th Century, circa 1860!
it shows an incredible collection of French dresses, one could say a symphony! from the time of Louis XV, one Century earlier, with the most exquisite motifs and colors.
I must say in years of browsing, I have never seen such a spectacular print.
The piece is German and quite large for the time, and has been printed on thick paper, close to card, which has ensured its survival to this day.
Colors look intact, with no fading, and I believe the piece was kept away from daylight all along.
A totally unique piece, with prestige and beauty, to keep preciously.
(Please see my Italian Renaissance dresses from an English series: 2040pnt as the 2 can make a glorious pair!)
CONDITION: In very good condition, with no damage to the subject. Some moderate foxing in the margins. Irregular right edge, where the piece was probably bound. Wear to the corners, as nearly always with this card quality.
MEASUREMENTS: Length: 12 1/8". Width: 9 1/2".
(31 cm) by (24 cm)
Will be shipped Registered Airmail from Paris (very safe!) including insurance and signature at delivery.
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