Cahier de Six Bras de Cheminées. Jean François FORTY, active.
Cahier de Six Bras de Cheminées

Cahier de Six Bras de Cheminées

Paris: Jacques-François Chereau, circa 1780. The complete set of six engravings by A. Colinet, plates 265 x 195 mm, sheets 320 x 250 mm, fine impressions, with margins. Plate 6 with paper losses to the left sheet edge, otherwise in good condition. Bound with three other works, as detailed below. Modern half calf, marbled boards, gilt-lettered on spine. Provenance: purchased from B. Rosenthal, 1986. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Item #401713

Forty specialized in designs for works in metal, particularly those which could be produced by gold- and silversmiths in precious metals. He also designed larger works to be executed in wrought iron such as gates and balustrades for stairs and balconies. The present series of plates shows six designs for chimneys.

Together with: Cahier de Six Feux de Cheminées by N. Foin, after Colinet, five plates from the set of six (lacking plate 6). Berlin Kat. 1082. – Cahier de Bijouterie dans le goût moderne by J.B. Fay, the complete set of six. Berlin Kat. 874. – Cahiers de Flambeaux et de Girandoles by C. D. Vinsac, plates 1, 3 and 4 only. Some browning and a few stains. Berlin Kat. 1106.

Price: $1,000.00

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