- Item Description
We have here another wonderful find in this Exquisite Framed Pair of French Modes de Paris Fashion Prints.
The frames measure about 18 inches tall and have a width of about 15 1/4 inches.
The prints themselves measure about 11 inches tall and have a width of about 8 inches. The matte has a 3 inch border.
Both of the beautifully framed prints are under glass.
Beneath each of the prints, we see the following text:
Modes de Paris
Petit Courrier des Dames
Paris Boulevart des Italiens
The First print pictured here bears the Number 3374 at the lower right corner. The signature is also photographed but was very difficult to capture clearly.
The Second print bears the Number 3376 and also bears a Signature. We are not sure how to properly spell the French signatures.The level of detail in these mid 1800's ladies' gowns and salon background - including Furniture and Potted Plants is admirable! They surely seem as if ready to step out of a scene from 'Gone with the Wind' - particularly the woman wearing the very Scarlet O'Hara Emerald Green Gown.
The Frames are definitely worthy of the prints. The wood is very rich and warmly grained and has been highlighted with its own narrow circular-type geometric pattern.
We see from the back of the prints that they were framed by the Duncan Vail Co. which was established in 1869 in San Francisco, California. We have learned that they were the leading supplier of Fine Art Materials on the west coast of the United States. Their trademark was purchased by Certified Art Supply in 1987.
The prints and Frames are in lovely Antique condition. Because the prints have been under glass all these many years, they are in lovely aged condition - exhibiting perhaps some bit of yellowing of the matte boards near the frames. The frames themselves show very little age-related surface wear.
Just give them a gentle cleaning - and display with pride!
This Antique French Fashion Prints are quite a find and should be a fantastic addition to your collection. They can only continue increasing in value as more and more time goes by bringing you much pleasure and compliments Galore!
- Item Dimensions
Height = 18.000 inches
Width = 15.250 inches
Depth = 0.000 inches
Diameter = 0.000 inches
Weight = 4.000 pounds