1870s “Alphabets pour Tapisserie” charted patterns in presentation box
This charming Victorian presentation of Berlin Work charted patterns has the individual sheets contained in a book-form box with a hinged lid. “Alphabets pour Tapisserie” is on the front and “Dedie au Beau Sexe” on the back with illustrations of Roman figures. Inside the lid is “Fournitures de Tapisserie” with an applied Dresden embossed paper rose. 11 sheets of alphabets and motifs printed in black on graph paper; each measures about 2-1/4″ by 3-1/2.” Overall the “book” measures about 2-3/4″ wide by 3-3/4″ high and 1/3″ deep.
In very good condition. The “spine” has a little separation and the covers have light wear and soil but the colors are bright and clear. The pages are still soft and supple, the paper has a high rag content so they are not at all brittle.