565 Midwest Trail North
Lake Elmo, MN
Saturday, June 14
8:30 to 4:30
(numbers at 8:00)
Sunday, June 15
8:30 to 3:30
Join us for a sale in a gorgeous neighborhood in Lake Elmo!
Les Maitres de l’Affiche. 1896-1900
Artist: BOOKS AND PERIODICALS Size: Each: 12 x 15 3/4 in./30.5 x 40 cm Published by Libraire Chaix, Paris The first three years of Maitres’ publication in two bound volumes, with Plates 1-144.This series of original lithographic reproductions of posters–four plates were mailed to subscribers each month for five years, with sixteen supplements–crowned the affichomanie at the end of the 19th century. Alain Weill makes two interesting observations about this series. Its appeal, in part, was due to its manageable size: “At the time posters posed a problem which, moreover, has still not been solved: how to keep and enjoy a collection consisting of very large prints which one has to preserve rolled or flat in some cabinet . . . [This book] provided a reduction of the most valued and consequently the most widely known posters, thus enabling collectors and other interested people to examine quickly and easily the main works of the current advertising production.” Weill notes that one month’s offerings (4 prints) could be had at the same price as an original poster by Lautrec, Mucha or the other greats of the poster pantheon: “This is not at all surprising since the posters were printed in great quantities on ordinary paper and, to boot, the one-time art and plate costs were assumed by the company whose product it advertised; the dealers paid printers only for the overrun they wished to acquire. Hence, we must consider it normal that Les Maitres de l’Affiche, specially produced by means of lithography on quality paper, was offered for sale at the price of an original poster. The people did not perceive these two types of products as being in competition. They were infatuated with small prints and with this kind of compilation” (Maitres, Images Graphique edition, pp. 4 & 5).
Overall excellent condition with slight foxing at edges of some plates.
Spring landscape, Olive Parker Black (1868-1948) – oil on canvas ” 16″ x 24″ in a beautiful frame. Provenance: Has been in the consignor’s family since the 1930’s. $950
Gorgeous antique furniture: Secretary, buffet, dining room table with 6 chairs, 2 drop leaf tables, several small decorative tables, antique full-sized bed, dresser, rocking chairs, chairs, lamps, Full sized bed,
Wood carved screen
Asian decorative, including 2 cloisonné vases
Triple plated serving pieces
Collectable porcelain bird collection
Tribal art collection
Vintage hat collection
Vintage die cast animal banks
Sectional cherry desk, file cabinet and chairs
Much more to add this week…..keep watching!
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