"XVIe Siecle." From M.A. Racinet’s L’Ornement Polychrome. Recueil Historique et Pratique de l’Art.
London, Berlin and Paris, 1871. 11 5/8 x 8. Folio. Chromolithograph by Chataignon. Very good condition.
From a striking series of bright chromolithographs illustrating decorative motifs from Europe and Asia, dating from the classical period through the eighteenth century. The motifs include decorations used in rugs, wall paper, frescoes, and other architectural and interior elements. Assembled by Racinet in a design encyclopedia for the curious and the creative, these intricate and beautifully colored motifs represent worldwide inspirations and heritage of styles from architecture, and the decorative arts.
One of a group of fabulously colorful and appealing images from the early days of chromolithography.
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