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Auction 174, Lot 704

"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

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+

A fine impression on a sheet with a Strasbourg bend and lily watermark.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 9/11/2019