Franklin

[Collection de meubles et objets de goût]

Publication:
[Paris : Au Bureau du Journal des dames, ca. 1802-1835]
Format/Description:
Book
5 v. (755 col. plates) ; 28 x 40 cm.
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Other Title:
Meubles et objets de goût
Meubles et voitures
Subjects:
Beds -- France -- 18th century -- Pictorial works.
Draperies -- France -- 19th century -- Pictorial works.
Furniture -- France -- History -- 19th century -- Pictorial works.
Decoration and ornament -- Empire style.
Decoration and ornament -- Directoire style.
Decoration and ornament -- France -- 19th century -- Pictorial works.
Carriages and carts -- France -- 19th century -- Pictorial works.
Decorative arts -- France -- 19th century -- Pictorial works.
Interior decoration -- France -- 19th century.
Contents:
V. [1]. 12 plates from Range 1-126
v. [2] 81 plates from Range 125-206
v. [3]. 25 plates from Range 212-428
v. [4] 46 plates from Range 314-527
v. [5] 45 plates from Range 321-528.
Notes:
No title page or imprint information on piece, taken from bibliographic sources; plates have caption title: Meubles et objets de goût or: Meubles et voitures.
A series of annually issued hand-colored engravings depicting draperies, furniture, carriages, draperies, decorative objects, jewelry, etc.; work began as an outgrowth of earlier publication "Journal des dames et des modes" (1797) of which La Mésangère was editor..
Plates no. 1-5 are dated An 10, [i. e. 1801 or 1802].
Unclear as to how many plates were issued yearly (generally ranging from 18-50) and if the series actually began publication in 1801 or 1802; according to Gail Caskey Winkler work was first issued in 1802 based on a list of plates published in 1830 by La Mésangère.
According to P. Cornu in "Meubles et objets de goût 1796-1830" (1914), work was continued after the death of La Mésangère by Couët until 1835; plates 701-755 were issued by Couët between 1832 and 1835.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Dornsife/VSA (v.1, 3-5 only); v.2 is Athenaeum purchase.
Athenaeum copy: INCOMPLETE: Library copy has a total of 211 of 755 plates (in 5 volumes): plate #126 is duplicated giving the Athenaeum a total count of 208 original plates: 1-5, 21, 22, 26, 32, 36, 37, 81, 92, 107, 108, 112, 114, 125-152, 154-206, 212, 240, 253, 256, 261, 273, 276, 282, 290, 296, 298, 304, 309, 313, 314, 317, 320-323, 327, 329, 331-333, 335, 338, 341, 344, 347, 349, 351, 353, 355, 357, 360, 363, 364, 369, 370, 373, 377, 378, 380, 383, 384, 388, 389, 392, 394, 396-398, 400, 401, 404, 406, 416, 417, 419, 420, 422, 425, 428, 430, 431, 434, 435, 438, 440, 441, 444, 447, 448, 451, 452, 454, 456, 460, 461, 463, 466-469, 471, 472, 477, 479, 480, 482, 484, 487, 489, 491, 493, 495, 499, 502, 503, 506, 507, 509, 510, 512, 514, 516, 518, 521, 523, 527 and 528.
Athenaeum copy: Athenaeum holds "Cahier 1" (containing plates 1-5) still in original blue wrapper with original stitching; 9 loose plates (81, 92, 107, 108, 112, 114, 126, 276 and 320) are also housed with "Cahier 1" in a protective box.
Cited in:
Winkler, Gail Caskey. Capricious fancy
Ornamentstichsammlung, 1274
BN, XII, p. 342.
Winterthur Rare Book Catalog, v. 9, p. 21
Contributor:
La Mésangère, Pierre de, 1761-1831.
Couët, ed.