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1888 Chromolithograph Litter Palanquin 18th Century France Table LCH4
1888 Chromolithograph Litter Palanquin 18th Century France Table LCH4

1888 Chromolithograph Litter Palanquin 18th Century France Table LCH4

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This is a rare original 1888 color chromolithograph which depicts, in fine detail, several of the exquisite things one found find among the possessions of the aristocrats in 18th century France. The litter, seen from two different angles, is made of sculpted and gilded wood with paintings of flowers decorating the sides. The candelabra in the center was commissioned especially for General La Fayette after America was recognized as being independent, and the beautiful gilded table has decorations made of chased bronze and gilded wood.


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.

  • 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 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: gold, historical, furnishing, girandole, artifact, artefact