Versailles (c.1820)

Le Palais Royal, Optique No. 9. A very attractive 3-D ‘Optique’ or ‘Peepshow’.

Date: c.1820

Ca 1820. There are six divisions with a hand-coloured engraving of the front elevation of the French Royal Palace at Versailles mounted on the upper board. With one central and two other peep-holes at either side, through which are viewed people walking through the gardens of the palace and the open colonnades on either side, including a view of a large fountain and statues. Paper concertina sides, 13 x 19 cm, depth when extended approx 48 cm. Minor repair to back edges, a very good copy in the original marbled card slipcase, with an engraved label.


Offered by A G Cram