Auction 149, Lot 633

"Habillement de l'Empereur de la Chine & des Dames de Son Palais avec Quelques Usages & Coutumes Observees en ce Pais", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: China - Costumes

Period: 1705 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.2 x 14.8 inches
43.7 x 37.6 cm

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.

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Condition: A

Fine impression with attractive color, a short centerfold separation at bottom that has been professionally repaired, a small abrasion in the text beneath the central panel, and faint offsetting in title.

Estimate: $170 - $200

Sold for: $275

Closed on 5/21/2014

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