Item #54653 ALBUM OF FRENCH CHANDELIERS AND LIGHTING FIXTURES. TRADE CATALOGUE, Louis Paranoid, photographer.
ALBUM OF FRENCH CHANDELIERS AND LIGHTING FIXTURES.
ALBUM OF FRENCH CHANDELIERS AND LIGHTING FIXTURES.

ALBUM OF FRENCH CHANDELIERS AND LIGHTING FIXTURES.

No place and no date [c. 1880 - 1890]. Folio,15 1/4 x 12 inches [38.74 x 30.48 cm], of 76 unnumbered leaves with 152 original photographs 8 1/2 x 11 inches [21.60 x 27.94 cm] largely albumen with some bromide prints, loosely inserted into corners of the album leaves, recto and verso. Quarter black morocco and cloth over board. The majority of the photographs show rich tonality; only a few have short tears or minor fading. The album leaves show toning and moderate soiling. The cloth is worn, stained, and rubbed at the corners. Item #54653

Likely, this album was assembled to serve as a trade catalogue exhibiting elaborate chandeliers, wall sconces and other lighting fixtures dating from Louis XIII through Empire style. The photographs are of examples found in the Royal Palaces of Versailles, Fontainebleau, Grand Trianon, as well as museum collections, including the Louvre, Carnavalet, Bibliotheque Mazarine and others. The majority of the photographs are numbered and titled with locations and photographer's identification in the negative. Over half are from the studio of "J.P." [Louis Paranoid, 1840 - 1893] with others credited to "LM", "JD" , while many are unidentified by photographer or location. The album leaves all bear numbers and some have additional notations.

Price: $2,000.00