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1875 Chromolithograph Renaissance French Design Motif Clam Scroll Art LOR1
1875 Chromolithograph Renaissance French Design Motif Clam Scroll Art LOR1

1875 Chromolithograph Renaissance French Design Motif Clam Scroll Art LOR1

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This is a rare original 1875 color chromolithograph that depicts a variety of ornate French decorations that were produced in stone, wood, and in manuscripts as part of the Renaissance movement and the Italian influence.

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.

Key Elements

1,2,3. Stone sculpture, Blois château - 4,5,6,7. Stone sculpture, Châteaudun château - 8,9,10,11,12,13,13,15. Woodwork from Blois château - 16,17,18,19. Woodwork from the chapel of Catherine de'Medici, at the Blois château - 20,21,22,23,24. Manuscript illustrations.

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. Please note that there are some marks in the lower margin.

  • 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, unicorn, angel, cherub, intertwining, paneling, decorative elements, acanthus

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