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Cheminées a l'Italienne nouvellement inventées et et (sic) gravées par I. Le Pautre.
- Paris, Pierre (II) Mariette, (no date, ca. 1658 - 1670). Complete series of very beautiful etched title and 5 plates, with plate numbers, 1-6, showing designs for chimney-pieces, with scales of measurements. ca. 21,8 x 14,8 cm on leaves of ca. 29 x 18,5 cm.*Fuhring Nos. 9346 - 9351. I.F.F. XVII, 12, Nos. 1476 - 1481. Destailleur (1863), 93. BAL, 2, No. 1839. Cf. Kat. Orn. Berlin No. 313, II, No. 50 (only 2nd edition). First edition of this very beautiful series of elaborate baroque designs for chimney-pieces in the manner of the Italians, invented and etched by the famous architect and ornament designer Jean Lepautre (Paris 1618 - 1682). The fireplace was one of the most important decorative elements of a room, thus receiving an elaborate ornamentation. Contains a chimney-piece flanked by large foliage consoles with garlands of fruit and crowned with a portrait medallion of an emperor supported by a putto and set between two sphinxes; chimney-piece crowned with a statue of Victory with an armorial trophy on either side, the hearth-plate is supported by two atlantes; chimney-piece, the overmantel is decorated with the Abduction of Proserpina in a medallion, with a putto seated on a lion on either side; chimney-piece surmounted by the bust of a woman being crowned by two cupids; chimney-piece set between two fluted Corinthian pilasters, above which is a niche with a vase; chimney-piece with a chimney-hood closed off by two shutters, crowned with the bust of an emperor. - Tiny erasure to plate 4, otherwise well preserved; bright impressions with ample margins.[(4420)] [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: Ludwig Rosenthal's Antiquariaat]
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