Auction 122, Lot 833

"[Lot of 10 French fashion]", La Mode Illustree

Subject: Prints Fashion

Period: 1862-67 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.5 x 10.5 inches
21.6 x 26.7 cm

These lovely fashion plates are from La Mode Illustree, one of the best known French fashion magazines published in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Distributed on a weekly basis, each issue featured a description of Victorian fashions and related accessories. They are superb steel engravings with extremely fine hand-coloring.

An attractive group of finely hand-colored fashion plates showing dresses, hats and accessories for the up-scale 19th century woman. There are two examples of the last fashion plate in this lot.

References:

Condition: A

Mostly all very good with a few minor stains and one short repaired tear on the first plate.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $210

Closed on 12/5/2007

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