BEUNAT, JOSEPH. Recueil des dessins d'ornements d'architecture. [Sarrebourg and Paris: the Author, 1816].
Lot 2128
BEUNAT, JOSEPH. Recueil des dessins d'ornements d'architecture. [Sarrebourg and Paris: the Author, 1816].
US$ 1,200 - 1,800
£760 - 1,100

Lot Details
BEUNAT, JOSEPH.
Recueil des dessins d'ornements d'architecture. [Sarrebourg and Paris: the Author, 1816].
Folio (330 x 240 mm). Engraved throughout, title and 85 plates; 8 pp letterpress German price list bound in at rear (dated January 1816), followed by 14 pp French price list (Strasbourg: F.G. Levrault, 1823). Period roan-backed boards, upper cover with gilt morocco lettering-label. First and last few plates lightly spotted, plate 62 with ink smudge, rubbed, hinges strengthened.
Provenance: Conrad Heidenreich [1873–1937], Berlin architect (bookplate).

Rare trade catalogue of architectural decorations in Empire style. Beunat's firm was continued by Heiligenthal at Strasbourg, and was an important international agent for the distribution of Percier & Fontaine decorations throughout Europe.
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