Tentures Modernes. Carl Patek.

Tentures Modernes.

1902. Paris: Librairie de l’Art Ancien et Moderne, [circa 1902, 1903].

Folio (13 x 17.5 ins.), 24 leaves of color lithograph plates printed to recto only, heightened with silver, one title page. Half green cloth portfolio with peach paper boards and title printed in black, with black cloth ties. Plates are grouped in sets of eight, each housed in a peach paper portfolio with title information and plate list printed to upper and lower wraps. Outer portfolio has some shelf wear, the paper portfolios that house the plates are chipped along fore-edges and all are slightly torn at the joint, plates are bright and in very good condition.

§ A three-part portfolio of French Art Nouveau interior design, with an emphasis on drapery, scarce. Curtain hangings are prominently featured, illustrating various ideas on how to use drapery to dramatic effect in dining rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and boudoirs. The soft palette of light greens, yellows, pinks, and blues fill each design with daylight emphasizing the lush shadows of the furniture and fabrics in each rendering. OCLC: 84608503. Item #108263

Price: $1,750.00

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