Large French Antique Engraving Image D'epinal "le Chemin De Fer" (the Railroad) For Sale"Figuiers & Lavande" presents for sale:A terrific large antique French "Image d'Epinal", an Epinal engraving depicting the newly created railroad system.This wonderful and very rare original French 19th C. engraving LE CHEMIN DE FER or THE RAILROAD in English.
It is all original and signed: "De la Fabrique de PELLERIN. Imprimeur-Libraire a Epinal".
The condition is exceptional for such an old document. The colors are still very strong in the typical hues of these engravings d"Epinal. They are universally referred to as: "Les Images d'Epinal".
Jean-Charles Pellerin was the first imprimeur (printer) to create these types of images. His home was in Epinal, a town in the Vosges, Lorraine region of France.
Both the images and the text are full of great sense of humor! The dimensions: 23"x17"+ for the engraving (in fact larger; since the borders are under the mat, so we can't tell the exact dimensions). These are the approximate usual dimensions of all the large formats Images d"Epinal. The beautiful frame is 30"1/2 x 24"1/2. Just the frame and mat alone would cost over $150.00-$175.00. Payment would be ONLY with Like all our sale, this is a NO RETURNS sale so please look carefully at the pictures.
Please email for more details and additional pictures if needed.Note regarding the shipping:Please ignore automatic shipping expense: $3.77 (!). It could be shipped either with the frame or just the engraving. The frame/mat assembly is of very high quality and in excellent condition. It is ready to be hung on a wall without any work needed whatsoever. We believe the money spend in shipping the frame/engraving would be less than to have it frame again.Also arrangement could be made for pick up which would be the best option.Email us your shipping address and we'll let you know the USPS shipping charge with insurance. There will be a minimal $10.00 handling/packing charge but only if the frame/engraving are to be shipped with no handling/packing charge for the engraving alone.
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