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Percier, Charles ; Fontaine, Pierre François Léonard
PERCIER, Charles; FONTAINE, Pierre-François-Léonard A collection of interior decorations, including everything related to furnishings such as vases, tripods, etc., and a collection of [...]. Paris chez les auteurs, chez Ducamp, Joubert, Coeffier An IX. 1801 Oblong folio: half title, engr. title, lettered title, 43 pp.; 72 pl. (foxing sp. on the edges). Cardboard binding covered with marbled pink paper, flat spine (upper board disbound; corners, joints, spine worn and faded). Second ed. (1st 1801) of this imposing set illustrated (complete) with a headpiece engr. by Lacour and 72 numb. etchings after Percier (1764-1838) and Fontaine (1762-1853), seen as "the" most representative creators of the Empire style. Napoleon appointed them as his personal architects, and they were associated with all the architectural achievements of his reign and spread the Empire style throughout Europe. The plates depict vases, tripods, candelabras, candlesticks, candlesticks, fireplaces, fires, stoves, clocks, tables, etc. and some represent projects executed for the Emperor, the Tuileries, the Malmaison... but also for houses in Spain, Sweden, Russia, Poland etc. Ref. Berlin Kat. 4056. - Brunet IV:489. - BnF. Joined: Feuchère, Léon - [Industrial Art. Collection of interior arrangements and decorations including models for all furniture and luxury industries [...]. 84 plates [...]. Paris, Goupil, Vibert et Cie [London, Gambart, Junin], [ca. 1840-1850]]. Large folio: 72 (of 84) pl. pasted on Chinese paper and protected by tissue guards (4 prelim. lvs i.e. title, table and introduction missing, some foxing). Contemp. three-quarter red shagreen, shagreenish red fabric on boards, spine with raised bands, yellow endpapers, one issue wrapper preserved (leather soiled, edges worn, lower board partly faded). First part complete with 72 plates; the 2nd consists of 12 plates. The complete work was published in 18 issues. Ref. Inha (fol. no. 474). - ETH-Bibliothek Zürich, Rar 10014. - Not in Cicognara, Berlin Kat. (2 vol.)
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