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1888 Chromolithograph Portrait France 18th Century Louise-Adelaide Ball LCH4
1888 Chromolithograph Portrait France 18th Century Louise-Adelaide Ball LCH4

1888 Chromolithograph Portrait France 18th Century Louise-Adelaide Ball LCH4

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This is a rare original 1888 color chromolithograph which depicts Louise-Adelaide de Bourbon-Conti in her riding outfit, visible in the center of the lower panel, as well multiple gowns and costumes worn by members of the upper class during a ball held at the turn of the 18th century in France.

Louise-Adelaide was a French princess of the blood, due to her powerful position of being the youngest surviving daughter of François-Louis, Prince of Conti, and Marie Thérèse de Bourbon (both from very influential families), whose land she received upon the passing of her eldest sister.


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: low-cut, decollete, style, fashion, historical, child, gown, hairstyle, hairdo, gentleman, aristocrat