1888 Chromolithograph Credenza Key 16th 17th Century Italian Furniture Cupboard For Sale
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1888 Chromolithograph Credenza Key 16th 17th Century Italian Furniture Cupboard
Type: Original Chromolithograph
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
Authentication: Dual Certificates
Approximate Size (inches): 10 x 13.5
Approximate Size (cm): 25 x 34
Description and Condition
This is a rare original 1888 color chromolithograph which depicts several beautifully ornate European items from the 16th and 17th centuries. The Italian chair is inlaid with small pieces of elephant tusks and belonged to Grand Prince Vasili III (Basil) of Moscow, and dates back to the 16th century, as does the large credenza. The breathtakingly intricate keys vary in age, with a few dating back as early as the 15th century.
Period Paper has obtained an extraordinary, ultra-rare collection of original color and chromolithographs, which capture a myriad of ancient cultures and costumes from around the world. Virtually unseen individually, and from perhaps the most coveted portfolio of costumes from the 19th century, these historically important elephant folio-sized chromolithographs depict scenes and images venturing from ancient Egypt to classical Rome and Greece. Each illustration was adapted from actual artifacts and archaeological sites to define accurate representations of life during each time period; from the dainty Orient to the tribes of Oceania, there are beautiful illustrations for all, each more unique than the next.
Please note that the full original supporting documents for this original piece, shown in the additional pictures attached to the listing, are included and will be shipped with this original.
The originals offered are from the first edition of RacinetÕs masterwork on costumes of the world. Many have been heightened in gold and silver. The full color chromolithographs are some of the most spectacular we have procured. The duotone chromolithographs are stunning and impeccably preserved. Each piece from the collection is in museum-quality condition.
This 123+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
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Keywords specific to this image: clef, scrollwork, metalwork, artifact, artefact, historical, dresser, cabinet, furnishing
Product Pricing & What We Deliver
At times we receive inquiries about our pricing, especially for vintage advertising or historical halftone prints, and are asked why our prices are consistently higher than some other sellers of similar items. For the first five years of our business, we asked our primary consumer base what they wanted. Our primary consumers - historical societies, historians, archivists, curators, university professors, historical decorators, and collectors, etc., have diverse and specific needs and we've built our business to accommodate those needs, like no other seller worldwide. Below is what is unique about how and what we offer as the world's leader in print ephemera:
Product Packaging. Every product is placed against custom black acid-free board with crystal-clear, archival protective closures. We are the only sellers in the industry who provide display-quality black boards with every item (which also make exceptional presentations for gift-giving). Oversized engravings are protected by museum quality tubes.
Product Pictures. Online digital images to evaluate the original products are imaged high resolution, 100% perpendicular, giving the customer the ability to enlarge and see fine details in every listing. This digital imaging is not provided by any other seller of ephemera worldwide. Images captured for posting online come from world-class Nikon imaging systems.
Product Provenance via Dual Certificates. Period Paper maintains image & text databases to track full provenance for virtually every item in inventory. This requires acquisitions that allow us to document provenance, in-house maintenance of databases, and dissemination of that information to buyers. We provide two certificates, beautifully printed on linen stock. Most buyers mount one on the back of a framed item, and keep the other filed for reference.
Product Acquisition. Period Paper only acquires common items in the very best condition. However, our specialty is procuring rare items, which makes up 80% of our inventory versus other sellers. Over 100,000 items available from Period Paper are not available from any other seller in the world. While it may not change the quality of a simple halftone print, it changes its rarity and raw costs. For vintage advertising, while it might be a common brand, many of our ads were uncommon placements, or trade placements versus consumer, or truly one-of-a-kind placements.
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Due to our commitment to a premium service model, and with our dedication to providing our consumer base with what they now expect from us (see list above), our prices are higher than most other sellers in this market. Period Paper delivers more, consistently, and with a guarantee that every item is original to the date specified in each listing. It's why over 70,000 consumers have chosen Period Paper as their trusted source for historical and antique print ephemera and art over the last nine years. Thank you for trusting us!
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Every item is protected in custom-sealed archival materials with premium acid-free black boards to provide support.
Every item is packaged and shipped in premium materials to protect your investment. This includes cardboard stiffeners, foam product wrappers, bubble bags to protect against water, and specialty outer shippers.
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Oversized engravings and specialty items shipped in museum quality tubes (items larger than 14 x 22 inches only).
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In 2013 we continue our commitment to historians, archivists, educators, and collectors worldwide to provide the highest quality products delivered in the most protected and professional manner. We want to exceed your expectations with each and every purchase. We believe in 100% Customer Satisfaction, or, your money back. It's that simple.
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1888 Chromolithograph Credenza Key 16th 17th Century Italian Furniture Cupboard: $48