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Auction 125, Lot 870

"[Lot of 11 - French Fashions]", La Mode Illustree

Subject: Fashion

Period: 1862-96 (published)


Color: Hand Color

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 beautiful fashion plates showing dresses, hats and accessories for the up-scale 19th century woman. One plate, dated 1896, is a chromolithograph.


Condition: A

All very good to fine with some with edge tears of minor marginal soil.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/24/2008