[Trade Catalogue] Album de Meubles. Marqueterie de Tous Styles. Filets en Bois. Mosaiques. Frisages. A. Jollain. Bronzes d'Ameublement de Tous Styles. Jean Rabiant.
Paris. Wraps. Good. N.d., circa 1920. Oblong 4to. 31 by 52 cm. Unpaginated, 32 pp., of which 28 are color plates. Unknown, and unknowable, if complete. One place where two tissue guards back to back suggest that a leaf might have been excised, but also possible two tissue guards inserted in error. Also six loose sheets with designs mostly in black and white with gold highlighting -- these sheets were issued loose clearly. The style of furniture is a hybrid, with elements of Louis XVI and Empire on the one hand, and Art Nouveau and Art Deco on the other. Satinwood dominates. Ormulu mounts are ubiquitous, as are painted wood inlay decoration. Some of these inlays are in keeping with Louis XVI and Empire formality, while other decoration has more of a provincial/country Folk Art feel to it. Yet the lines are also greatly streamlined from the furniture of the early nineteenth century. However one defines the style, it is through and through and unmistakably Gallic. Furniture shown includes many armoires, secretaries, chairs, tables, beds, dressers, etc. Condition: chips on the front cover. Missing original rear. The pages look as if they have been thumbed through a good number of times. (Inventory #: 005846)