(BELLE ÉPOQUE LIGHTING DESIGNS.)
Collection of 19 original watercolours of designs for lamps from the distinguished firm of G. Lebrun-Tardieu.
A very appealing assemblage of designs for twelve chandeliers, one tall floor lamp, three wall sconces and three table lamps, from the firm of G. Lebrun-Tardieu, one of the leading manufacturers of bronze lighting in Belle Époque Paris; also present is a copy of the company price list, one photograph and two illustrated leaves from a catalogue showing a number of designs.
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Watercolour and graphite on variously coloured paper, a few with shaded backgrounds or borders, most numbered and titled. Sizes vary, largest approximately 380 x 240 mm, smallest 172 x 125 mm (display sizes within window mount), all mounted and housed in a custom made brown quarter leather solander box. A few signs of handling, one or two with short closed-tears or neat repairs but overall in excellent condition.