1843 Original Fashion Plate
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Seller's Notes: This original 1843 fashion plate from the Petit Courrier des Dames exemplifies Paris fashion under King Louis-Philippe. The Petit Courrier was a ladies' magazine founded in Paris in the post-Napoleonic era and published in London by Samuel and Joseph Fuller of Rathbone Place. As the UK's National Portrait Gallery explains, "[i]t appeared every 5 days with one or two high-quality fashion plates in each issue headed 'Modes de Paris', illustrating specific garments and accessories above the names and addresses of the Paris dressmakers, hairdressers, florists and jewellers where they could be purchased." This fashion plate is a beautiful example of the genre, dated May 3, 1843, and with a notation in the lower right indicating that it was printed by the Fullers. The frame is vintage or antique mirror, with the distressed look that a mirror gains with age. With the frame, this piece measures 10.5" wide x 14" high x 0.44" deep. The portion of the fashion plate that is visible within the frame measures 5.875" x 9.19".
Condition: Age-worn: Has lived a full life and has a "distressed" look with noticeable wear
Wear and tear details: Some age spots as shown in the photos., The mounting is delicate and age-worn as shown in the photos., The mirror (of which the frame is made) is distressed by age.
Age: 178+ Years Old
Overall Dimensions: Width: 10.5 inches, Height: 14 inches, Depth: 0.44 inches
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