Tapis de Turquie. Set of the 8 (2 double full-page) plates of oriental tapestry knotting in engraving by Robert Benard (Paris 1734 – after 1777, recte rather c. 1786) from the quart edition of the Diderot encyclopedia. (1786.) C. 9⅝ × 7¼ and 14 in (24.5 × 18.5 and 35.5 cm) resp.
The instructive set with double full-size shop view and the numerous details of tools and handgrips.
Offer no. 8,222 / EUR 187. (c. US$ 216.) + shipping
“ Sir, yes, (the Rubens) is closer to the one in London (recte Dresden), but the one we have is on copper. Thank you for your time. Highest regards, D… A… (and yes America could use a blessing about now) ”
(Mr. D. A., November 4, 2003)