Journal des Demoiselles, for the 19th century fashionista’s
Two lovely original 19th century fashion prints from the Amsterdam Bruxelles Desterbecq editions, rare.
For the history lovers: How woman have come a long way since the “Journal des Demoiselles” and other fashion magazines like this one. Before these magazines issued, woman weren’t expected to read. These Fashion magazines, with lots of pictures, came out and gradually became the first socially approved “reading” material for ladies. Fashion was an agreeable topic in higher social circles which made these magazines a stepping stone in aiding the literariness of woman.
Both copper engravings are cleaned and are de- acidified for the purpose of conservation. Both plates are in very good, bright condition. The gravures have been sun-bleached to treat and visually improve the plates and lessen the foxing spots.
The oldest original gravure depicts a woman and two children dressed in a Harlequin themed outfit. Maybe these where outfits for a play or for the yearly Parisian fashion fair. The plate is dated: Janvier 1861. No 1.
The second original gravure is dated: Fevier 1866 no 2.
On this plate we see several bonnets and hair guirlandes and some matching other fashions items.
Both plates are mounted on acid free museum board and are framed in gold-colored frames. The frames where made around 1920-1930 and have a new piece of glass. The stylish and valuable plates are ready to decorate your wall. Feel free to ask me any questions you might have about this item, I’ll be happy to answer.