Les Appartements Prives de S. M. L'Imperatrice au Palais des Tuileries [The Private Apartments of H. M. The Empress at the Tuileries Palace]. International, Eugene Rouyer.

Les Appartements Prives de S. M. L'Imperatrice au Palais des Tuileries [The Private Apartments of H. M. The Empress at the Tuileries Palace].

Paris: Librairie Polytechnique Baudry et Cie. 1867. First edition. Calf-Backed Boards. Elephant Folio (21.5" x 15"), 20 mounted India proof plates by lithographer Lemercier & Cie, one of the most important Parisian lithographers of the 19th century. Good; covers detached, pages chipping, water staining throughout. Item #21137

The Tuileries Palace stood on the right bank of the River Seine, directly in front of the Louvre. It was the usual Parisian residence of most French monarchs, from Henry IV to Napoleon III, until it was destroyed by fire in 1871. Empress Eugenie's apartment was above the private apartment used by her husband Napoleon III. These lovely lithographs illustrate features in the apartment suite. The author was a French architect known for classical and monumental style; he carried out transformations on the Hotel de Choiseul-Praslin and the Hotel-Dieu.

Price: $350.00

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