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Key Elements in Each Row
First - A new bride sits beside her nuptial bed, adorned with two crowns, listening to whispered advice from her governess, while women that brought her retire from the bedchamber - A sleepless woman lays awake in her bedchamber, feeling guilty of all the beautiful things she has, whilst others who are less fortunate have nothing.
Second - An old married couple sit near each other while they work listlessly on their spinning and whittling. A map on the wall behind them indicates that they weren't always like this, that they had passion and a thirst for adventure once, like most youngsters - A naughty child teeters between two well-dressed women after attempting to reach the coveted hat on the table beside them.
Third - A bizarre dance in which an equal number of men and women perform in a circle while the odd man out walks around them - A small group enjoys a game of Hot Hand, where a victim must hold his hand outstretched behind him, then guess which player tapped it -
Fourth - A young mother tends to the nightly routine of her infant - A interesting lesson in the usefulness of newfangled objects, as the child, in its cool highchair with the feet warmers and the tray, cannot even reach the toys that have fallen.
Fifth - A sneaky devil attempts to con his way past a doorman, who fortunately recognizes the scoundrel. Above the door is a mirror, a simple trick used by those on the first floor to find out exactly who they are allowing into their home - Attempting to test the theory of whether ones tongue sticks to frozen iron, this gentleman suddenly realizes his grave mistake.
This 123+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
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 scenes and images venturing from ancient Egypt to classical Rome and Greece. Each illustration was adapted from actual artifacts and archaeological sites to define accurate representations of life during each time period; from the dainty Orient to the tribes of Oceania, there are beautiful illustrations for all, each more unique than the next.
Please note that the full original supporting documents for this original piece, shown in the additional pictures attached to the listing, are included and will be shipped with this original.
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: dress, lace ruff, wedding night, bassinet