Auction 162, Lot 669

"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: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Black & White

Size:
17.2 x 14.9 inches
43.7 x 37.8 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

A striking impression on a sheet with a Strasbourg Lily watermark. Issued folding with a fold separation confined to the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $80

Closed on 4/26/2017

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