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Auction 130, Lot 716

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

Subject: Costumes - China

Period: 1705 (circa)


Color: Black & White

17 x 14.8 inches
43.2 x 37.6 cm
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Beautifully engraved folio sheet with a three panel engraving featuring the Chinese Emperor flanked by two of 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, "Tom: V. No. 51. Pag: 140" above right.


Condition: A

Two tiny old paper repairs on verso, but no flaws are apparent on recto. Each image is fine with strong impression, but a trace of toning visible in text below. Full margins.

Estimate: $275 - $325


Closed on 12/2/2009