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1875 Chromolithograph Boulle Buhl Design Motif Inlay Ebony Marquetry Gold LOR1
1875 Chromolithograph Boulle Buhl Design Motif Inlay Ebony Marquetry Gold LOR1

1875 Chromolithograph Boulle Buhl Design Motif Inlay Ebony Marquetry Gold LOR1

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This is a rare original 1875 color chromolithograph that depicts several beautifully ornate pieces of furniture with inlaid designs similar to those masterfully created by André Charles Boulle.

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

Key Elements

1 to 5. Copper clock case with tortoiseshell inlay - 6 to 13. Tortoiseshell commodes with inlaid copper - 11 to 14. Ebony commode inlaid with copper, the central panel features Hercules slaying the hydra - 15 to 17. Diverse pieces of marquetry.

CONDITION

This 136+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Chromolithograph; Color
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9 x 13 inches; 23 x 33 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, cabinetmaking, craftsmanship, floral, acanthus

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