1875 Chromolithograph Bouquet 18th Century Music Instrument Acanthus Fruit LOR1


This is a rare original 1875 color chromolithograph that depicts several different styles of decorative bouquets that date back to the 18th century. The grey ones in the top panel represent the four seasons, and those found along the bottom share a lighthearted musical theme.

A unique feature of this illustration, which may be difficult to see in the digital image, is the use of gold ink that not only shimmers when it catches the light but also accentuates some of the finer details which might otherwise be missed.


This 136+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. Light scuff - right margin. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Chromolithograph; Color
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.5 x 13.5 inches; 24 x 34 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to offer a rare collection of chromolithographs in fantastic condition. These colorful, interesting pieces provide valuable glimpses into many of designs, motifs, and decorative styles from historical eras such as that of the ancient Egyptians, Byzantines, Greco-Romans and of course the Middle Ages and High Renaissance. The Medieval designs also feature a wide variety of manuscript illuminations that are absolutely stunning. Virtually unseen online, these items would be magnificent framed.

Keywords specific to this image: historical, scythe, grain, wheat, harvest, vase, bird, goblet, grapes, flower, berries, drum, music sheet, monogram, A.M., M.A. guitar, quiver, blackberry, hat, ribbon, bow, garland, decorative element