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1888 Chromolithograph Bahut Chest Design Pattern Furniture Historical LCH5
1888 Chromolithograph Bahut Chest Design Pattern Furniture Historical LCH5
1888 Chromolithograph Bahut Chest Design Pattern Furniture Historical LCH5

1888 Chromolithograph Bahut Chest Design Pattern Furniture Historical LCH5

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This is a rare original 1888 color chromolithograph which depicts one of the most valuable possessions an inhabitant of Brittany could own, the bahut. These intricately carved chests were works of art, passed down through the generations, and often contained all of the belongings they owned. The designs are reminiscent of Celtic knotwork patterns and the traditional patterns which the Breton use on the embroidery of their clothing. These two particular examples most likely date back to the late 16th century or early 17th century.

CONDITION

This 123+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note the small mark in the upper left, beside the top panel.

  • Product Type: Original Chromolithograph; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 13.5 inches; 25 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 has obtained an extraordinary, ultra-rare collection of original color and chromolithographs, which capture a myriad of ancient cultures and costumes from around the world. Virtually unseen individually, and from perhaps the most coveted portfolio of costumes from the 19th century, these historically important elephant folio-sized chromolithographs depict a myriad of costumes that capture fashions, fads and traditional outfits, as well as the beautiful jewelry work of almost every major European society throughout the last few centuries. Featured in these regions include, Basque, Scotland, Brittany, Moscow, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, England and Holland; there are beautiful illustrations for all, each more unique than the next.

The originals offered are from the first edition of RacinetÕs masterwork on costumes of the world. Many have been heightened in gold and silver. The full color chromolithographs are some of the most spectacular we have procured. The duotone chromolithographs are stunning and impeccably preserved. Each piece from the collection is in museum-quality condition.

Keywords specific to this image: interweaving, carving, motif, artifact, artefact, decorative

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