[Decorative Tapestries of the French Royal Household] Les Tapisseries Decoratives du Garde-Meuble [mobilier nationale] Choix des Plus Beaux Motifs

By: Alfred Darcel and Edouard Guichard

Price: $550.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fair


1st ed., 1881. 2 volumes, folio. ¼ morocco, blue pebbled cloth; ribbed spines. ##### 100 full-page lithographic plates of wall tapestries and furniture coverings, mostly in b/w or sepia but including thirteen chromolithographic plates with tapestries or details in color. Each plate accompanied by a sheet of descriptive text. The Mobilier National, formerly the Garde-Meuble de la Couronne was the French department responsible for storing and repairing all movable furnishings and décor from the royal households of the Ancien Regime. [16th-18th centuries]. ##### Condition: Plates very good-near fine with only occasional light foxing in the margins. Covers and spines heavily worn with front board of volume two nearly detached. Bookplate of Robert Heysham Sayre [1824-1907] inside both front boards. Sayre was vice president and chief engineer of the Lehigh Valley Railroad and vice president of Bethlehem Iron Company, precursor of Bethlehem Steel Corporation. The town of Sayre, Pennsylvania was named in his honor. Ex libris Stendahl Galleries, Los Angeles, with its small ink stamp on about a dozen scattered blank pages. Until its recent closure, the Stendahl Gallery was one of America's oldest continuously operating private art galleries and a major provider of avant-garde works to major institutions throughout the world. These volumes were in the gallery’s research library.

Title: [Decorative Tapestries of the French Royal Household] Les Tapisseries Decoratives du Garde-Meuble [mobilier nationale] Choix des Plus Beaux Motifs

Author Name: Alfred Darcel and Edouard Guichard

Categories: Art, Design & Architecture, Illustrated Books,

Edition: 1st edition

Publisher: Paris, J. Baudry: 1881

Binding: Blue board

Book Condition: Fair

Item: 13.00 lbs

Seller ID: k200128j

Keywords: art, furniture, home décor, tapestry, design, illustrated books, furnishings