EXQUISITE PRESENTATION ALBUM WITH TEN DELICATE CUT PAPER FLOWER DESIGNS.…

EXQUISITE PRESENTATION ALBUM WITH TEN DELICATE CUT PAPER FLOWER DESIGNS. by (Cut Paper Flower Collages)

EXQUISITE PRESENTATION ALBUM WITH TEN DELICATE CUT PAPER FLOWER DESIGNS.

(France), Juin 1848. A lovely album preserving ten delicate and meticulously prepared cut paper flowers. The album is inscribed on the front fly leaf "Souvenir à Mlle. Heloise Bigaud / Hector de D. Juin 1848" and was almost certainly specially prepared as a gift of friendship (or courtship). The front cover displays the gilt initials "H. B." in gothic letters framed within a decorative gilt border. The flowers themselves are cut from various multi-colored papers. The minute detail and perfect composition of several of these flower "collages" make these exceptional examples of this popular genre. Folio (40 x 28.5 cm); 10 cut paper flowers pasted inside folded sheets of paper and mounted on larger album leaves + two additional chromolithographed illustrations of flower bouquets.

Contemporary and original gilt-embossed cloth with decorative leather spine; occasional very minor and inevitable damage to the fragile cut paper designs, but still very well preserved.
Book ID: 15671
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