Title: Les Arts Decoratifs A Toutes Les Epoques
Publisher: Morel, Paris
Publication Date: 1870
Edition: First edition.
4 pages in text. Folio, 44.2 x 33.3 cm. 120 plates comprising 100 chromolithographs and 20 engraved plates. Half-title, title page and some text printed in red and black, Arranged in chronological order, the collection of vibrant printed color plates traces a history of decoration and ornament including textiles, ceramics, glass, wood and metal. This work was an important during the preparation of the Paris Exhibition in 1878, being a highly influential publication in dispersing Japanese and Eastern styles as inspiration for Impressionism and Art Nouveau. The author, a cabinet maker and decorator is noted for his Wardrobe "Japanese style" that was sold at 2.036 million pounds sterling at auction at Bonhams (London) in Dec. 12, 2008, beating the world record for a piece of furniture of the 19th century. Some light marginal spotting, rubbing and scuffing to leather, the marbled boards fresh and bright. Contemporary red half morocco and marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Very good. 2 vols. Bookseller Inventory # 20644
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