CHABAT, Pierre - PETITS - BISIAUX. Journal-Manuel de Peintures appliquées a la décoration des monuments, appartements, magasins, etc. bois, marbres, lettres, attributs, imitation de moulures, etc. Dirigé par Petit et Bisiaux. [Paris: A. Morel et Cie, ca 1850-1891].
2 volumes. Folio (17 4/8 x 12 inches). 189 chromolithographed plates of decorators' intricate and extravagant interior designs (some occasionally heavy spotting, staining). Late 19th-century black morocco backed, gilt (extremities a bit worn); preserved in modern natural linen clamshell boxes.
Provenance: with the monogram of William McCarty-Cooper (1938 - 1991), interior designer and art-collector, on the spine label of the clamshell box, his sale Christie's 25 January 1992, lot 35
An extraordinary collection of designs, from the walls of a simple staircase, to the ceilings of a grand salon. These plates are from several different issues of the "Journal-Manuel de Peintures" published throughout the second half of the 19th-century.