Auction 112, Lot 638

"Habillement de l'Empereur de la Chine & des Dames de son Palais avec quelques usages & coutumes observees en ca pais", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: China

Period: 1705 (circa)


Color: Black & White

17.2 x 14.7 inches
43.7 x 37.3 cm

Beautifully engraved folio sheet with three panels featuring the Chinese Emperor flanked by his lovely concubines. The engravings are particularly interesting because they depict the elaborate interior furnishings of the palace and fine clothing of the royal class. Panels of French text below.


Condition: A

Clean, bright impression. Old paper repair on bottom centerfold, just affecting text. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $170 - $220

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/28/2005