With text in French, ‘Tapis De Finlande, Norvège & Suède’ includes 81 stunning examples of carpets, tapestries, cushion covers and bedspreads from Finland, Norway and Sweden from the 18th and 19th century.
Published circa 1925, the hand coloured illustrations are mounted on 33 loose (as issued) plates contained within it’s original black cloth boards (11.5 x 15.25) portfolio, with black cloth ties, paper-covered and decorated in a wood block printed pattern. The interior includes the title page, an introduction and a detailed table of contents, including the dates of each item and provenance.
Condition: The boards are in very good condition with wear to the corners and some slight old sellotape reside to the bottom inner corner.
Inside, to the front paste-down, there is a short neat compamy library reference in ink with two small round bookplates.
There is also a very little minor spotting to the front and back paste-downs. Otherwise, the plates themselves are in very good and lovely condition, with no chips or tears.
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Tapis De Finlande, Norvège & Suède (Carpets of Finland, Norway and Sweden)