Darvill's Rare Prints, fine antique prints and rare maps since 1918! Darvill's Rare Prints, fine antique prints and rare maps since 1918!
Antique prints from Darvill's since 1918 About Darvill's Rare Prints
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The Beau Monde (1820s-1860s)
French Fashions
Original hand-colored engravings • Sheet size: approx. 11 x 8½ inches (exceptions noted)

(Age-appropriate toning/foxing/wear/tears may be present. Plates may also be trimmed somewhat. These 150+ year old prints are sold "as is" so please have a careful look at the provided enlargements and feel free to ask questions if you are unsure about the flaws.)

Fashion plates were hand-colored engravings that appeared in women’s magazines. Since clothing could not be obtained ready-made, these plates provided information to dressmakers and home sewers on the latest fashion trends. In the United States many of the engravings were copied from plates in French magazines. The Beau Monde was one of the most popular French magazines for fashion.

Plate 627
Plate 627

$40
608
Plate 608

$40
539
Plate 539


990
Plate 990

$40
985
Plate 985

$40
567
Plate 567

$40
522
Plate 522

$40
688
Plate 688


459
Plate 459

$40
Title page for The Beau Monde
The Beau Monde
(undated title page, ref. 1)


Title page for The Beau Monde
The Beau Monde
(1835? title page, ref. 2)

$25
Plate 73
Plate 73

$25
Plate 457
Plate 457

$30
Plate 559
Plate 559

$30
Plate 564
Plate 564

$30
Plate 587
Plate 587

$25
Plate 593
Plate 593

$30
Plate 606
Plate 606

$40
Plate 640
Plate 640

$30
Plate 644
Plate 644

$30
Plate 646
Plate 646

$30
Plate 647
Plate 647

$25
Plate 654
Plate 654

$30
Plate 656
Plate 656

$30
Plate 666
Plate 666

$30
Plate 668
Plate 668

$35
Plate 676
Plate 676

$35
Plate 704
Plate 704

$35
Plate 724
Plate 724

$25
Plate 991
Plate 991

$35
November 1827
Latest Fashions for November 1827
Morning Dress

$50
(smaller sheet: approx. 6.5 x 8 inches)
January 1831
Latest Fashions for January 1831
Costumes of All Nations No. 61, Morning Dresses

$45
(smaller sheet: approx. 6.5 x 8 inches)
July 1831
Latest Fashions for July 1831
Morning Dress and Fashionable Millinery

$45
(smaller sheet: approx. 6.5 x 8 inches)
  untitled mourning dresses?
no date or title
[mourning dresses?]

$45
(smaller sheet: approx. 6.5 x 8 inches)
 

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