A collection of ten antique, 18th century French architecture & Interior design engravings. The etchings are from designs by Nicolas & Dominique Pineau and most likely Monsieur Chamblin; the architects to the Louis XV and the French court. These engravings were like the "Elle Decor" & "House Beautiful" of the 18th century and were a way of communicating the architecture & Interiors de rigour. This set illustrates bedroom niches, furniture, fabrics, cabinets & mirrors.
Early 18th Century style Bureau Bookcase and Cabinet top. Hand-painted outside and inside by highly renowned decorative artist and gilder, Nick Atkins, turning it into a breathtakingly beautiful Chinoiserie lacquer piece. The bureau interior with fitted secret compartments, pigeon-hole design, step drawers and pillared door capitols. The bookcase top with fitted compartments over small base drawers.