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May 062017
 

If you are interested in the history of:  Wine Viticulture Grapes and the art of winemaking or the harvest, you are in the right place!  Decorate your dining room or wine bar with great antique artwork of the Harvest or other Wine Viticulture Grapes subjects! Affordable and Classic Decor, these antique prints will complete your room.  When you decorate with our antique lithographs and hand colored engravings of early varieties of grapes, and of the harvest,  you will create a room to enjoy for many years to come. Call me for a customized order!

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Wine: The vintage in California – at work at the wine presses by P. Frenzeny

The vintage in California – at work at the wine presses by P. FrenzenyA water colored wood engraving coming from Harper’s Weekly in 1886.  Outstanding condition with professional watercolor added.   15 1/2 x 22″   $950.

This is a fantastic antique engraving coming from Harpers Weekly 1886.  It is considered the best piece produced on making wine in America.  It was drawn by P. Frenzeny,  who was hired by Harpers Weekly in the 1870’s and 1880’s to illustrate interesting scenes in the west.  He was considered one of the best western artist of the time.  And his marvelous illustrations one back readership from competitive newspapers.

Every part of the vintage is shown in explicit detail. The wine press is being handled manually the Chinese are bringing in wine grapes to be pressed, the collection baskets are clearly shown, the huge barrels of wine, the stomping of the grapes and the tasting are clearly shown.

Ampelographie: French Antique Lithographs of Wine Grapes.

French Antique Wine Prints.  These antique prints are chromolithographs coming from a rare series of books entitled Ampelographie. These wine grapes are exemplary of the technique of chromolithography, the have striking colors & compositions. Published in France in 1897 to document all known vinicultural varieties of wine grapes.  Eachantique print will frame beautifully to 16 x 20.” Each print measures about 9 1/2 x 13 1/2″ and are priced at $125. each or available groupings at $100. each. Click here to contact us.  Please let me know your special request of variety,  I just might have them.

Framed French Lithographs: Antique artwork for wine bar & dining room décor!

Some of the available selection of framed antique wine lithographs. Call about others available as a special order.  The French work Ampelographie, wine viticulture grapes, framed up.  Lovely and bright antique color lithographs of wine grapes with beautiful archival framing.   These 1897 French chromolithographs have archival framing, including double rag mats and UV glass.  The complementary picture frame molding is a high end satin burl. Each piece measures 18×22″ finished. Click here to contact us.   Call us at 413-245-4197 regarding additional pieces.

Vitus Vinifera! Assorted Antique Prints: Wine Viticulture Grapes

Wine Viticulture Grapes: 1810-1821 Wilhelm Antique Hand Colored Engravings

Wine & Viticulture Prints published from 1810-1821 by Wilhelm hand colored copper plate engravings. These small hand colored engravings were published by Gottlieb Wilhelm in Austria from 1810-1821. Beautiful water colors. Archival mats that measure 8×10″

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Viticulture Antique Lithographs:  Large Spanish Communion Wine Grapes

Viticulture Antique Lithographs:  These wine viticulture prints are of Communion Wine Grapes.  Antique Spanish Chromolithographs. Coming from a very rare series of Communion Wine Grapes published  c.1870.  Each of the large antique lithographs of wine grapes measures about 14×22″  $350. each. Click here to contact us.  Or call  413-245-4197.

Grapes of New York. c.1900 Antique Photo Lithographs. Cheap and Cheerful!

c.1900 antique photo lithographs of grapes produced in New York. These are photo lithographs, whereas each color was applied photographically or photo mechanically. They look great framed up. Cheap & cheerful at only $35. each. Each antique print measures 8 1/2 x 11 1/2.” These frame up beautifully to 11×14″ or 12×16″ Click here to contact us.

Assorted antique lithographs and engravings of consuming wine, beer & smoking:

If you decorate with our historic and antique Wine Viticulture Grapes and Harvest antique prints, hand colored lithographs and hand colored engravings, you will be decorating with artwork that is Truely Classic!… Viniculture, The art of wine, on many levels, is a great subject. There shall be no… before it’s time… Another specialty of ours is wine & viticulture material… just for all of you wine lover’s! Do you love wine?  Growers and suppliers… do you have a wine cellar, or maybe a tasting room? A great answer is antique artwork for wine cellars, such as the antique lithographs and engravings seen here. We can offer an outstanding selection of  old wine related engravings and lithographs that are perfectly suitable for your dining room or wine cellar!  If you love viticulture and  viniculture subjects, you are in the right place!  We have old viticulture prints of grapes & the production of this tasty indulgence. If you like to sip and savor, you will love our selection! Do you enjoy love to tour the vineyards in California?  We can offer you the single best American piece produced on the production process that was produced in the 1870’s.  Old engravings and lithographs of grapes! Viticulture is also known as viniculture. Gorgeous wine grapes: antique lithographs for dining room décor!   Viniculture antique prints for wine enthusiasts.  Some of our prints are offered with archival framing. We have lovely antique lithographs, chromolithographs, hand colored engravings of all kinds of grapes.  They are from New York, Austria, France,  Spain. Antique prints of wine from Anne Hall will make for Great art for those who love wine and want a distinctive look for their dining room or wine cellar! Our old engravings and lithographs are all over 100 years old,  guaranteed!

Email us if you would like a personal selection… Cheers!

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May 042017
 

If you love roses antique hand colored rose engravings lithographs from the 19th Century, are a perfect compliment your style!  When you buy from Anne Hall Antique Prints you will have some of the most unusual classic and timeless decor that you will want to keep forever.

Roses: Rosa Regeliana – Stunning Perfection!

This antique rose print of Rosa Regeliana is Belgian  c.1860, coming from Lindenia,   Stunning hand finished color lithograph measuring 10 1/2 x 14″ issued with center fold.  Stunning vibrant colors.  $200.

Henry Andrews Antique Hand Colored Engravings of Roses!

Roses! This is a RARE work of Botanical Illustrations by Andrews.  They were published in London in 1821.  Early 19th Century.  This is an ultimate classic work of art, published on the rose.  Each old rose is a  hand colored copper plate engraving printed onto hand made, rag paper. Look closely at the photos, some creases from being bound on the left side. On the bottom,  a couple of titles are trimmed by the book binder. Otherwise excellent condition. The hand coloring is superb. I would think all the Rose Societies would approve of Andrews Artwork! Each antique rose print measures 9×11.” Prices range up from $250. Click here to contact us.

Roses – More Henry Andrew’s Hand Colored Copper Plate Engravings from 1821

Roses! If you love the fragrance of roses antique hand colored rose engravings lithographs from the 19th Century, would be a perfect compliment your decorating style!  When you buy from Anne Hall Antique Prints you will have some of the most unusual classic and timeless decor that you will want to keep forever. These are additional old rose prints are by Henry Andrews published in London 1821.  They are lovely English hand colored copper plate engravings of roses. The colors are bright and the condition is exemplary. Each old rose engraving measures 9×11″ and are priced at $250. each. Click here to contact us.

Roses Small Framed Antique Rose Lithographs!

These lovely old botanical illustrations are antique chromolithographs produced in Germany in 1885.  They are stunning old rose prints,  the Germans were some of the best color lithographers of all time.  ! Especially with the way I have framed them.  These small German chromolithographs are floated. They look wonderful in groupings.  Each vintage print is indeed genuine.   I have used a high end picture frame molding. The antique lithographs are under UV glass.  Each piece measures about 11 x 14″ finished.  Priced at only $165. each, with three or more are $145. each.   Click here to contact us.

 

Roses Antique Hand Colored Rose Engravings Lithographs from Anne Hall Antique Prints.  Here we specialize in the rare and unusual work on roses including the very rare work by Henry Andrew’s.  We also can offer you framed, very unusual German chromolithographs of roses.  We specialize in all kinds of old engravings and hand colored lithographs of roses.  Published from the 1800’s to 1900’s to illustrate species of roses, for sale and known varieties.  Our old engravings and lithographs of roses will please admirers and growers alike.  Antique flower prints are our specialty!   We love the American Rose Society. Antique prints of flowers: here are the garden roses. Collect old botanical prints? Just love the smell of  a rose? You will love my rose pictures! Attention all rose lovers- we have roses:  hand colored engravings & chromo lithographs, framed and unframed,  and reasonable prices!  Old prints of our favorite garden flowers: the rose! If you’re a rose grower, simply love the smell, we have a fragrant bouquet of them for you!  If you love roses antique hand colored rose engravings lithographs from the 19th Century, are a perfect way to decorate with!  When you buy from Anne Hall Antique Prints you will have some of the most unusual classic and timeless decor that you will enjoy for years and years.
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Jan 162017
 

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Fruits Vegetables. Antique Agriculture Chromolithographs Framed.

These beautifully framed antique prints of fruits-vegetables were published by the United States Department of Agriculture from 1885 to 1916. The colors and strong are delightful to look at! In person, the colors are even stronger. Archival framing. Each measures 12 1/2 x 15 1/2″ $165. each with free US shipping.

Vegetables Artichokes Rare Antique Hand Colored Engravings

Fruits:  Fabulous Van Houtteano Pears! Hand Finished Chromo Antique Lithographs-

These fabulous antique lithographs are hand finished color lithographs from Belgium 1845-1888.  $245 each.

 

Fruits Vegetables. Chromolithographs from The Profitable Farm Magazine

Fruits Vegetables, coming from an early English publication entitled the “Profitable Farm” produced and individually issued on a monthly basis. Each old chromolithograph is dated around 1900. These are English chomolithographs of fruits and vegetables.  Each old print measures about 9×11″ and are priced $95. each. Click here to contact us.

Apples.  The Profitable Farm and Garden Chromolithographs:

Apples! English chromolithographs published periodically as supplements to “The Profitable Farm and Garden” c. 1900. Each old apple print is in good condition. Click here to contact us.

Fruits Vegetables. Old Chromolithographs. USDA,  Department of Agriculture

These USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) fruit prints with foliage were produced from 1885 to 1916. These are gorgeous old American agricultural print. They are chromolithographs. The colors and strong are delightful to look at! And in person, the colors are even stronger.  Each print measures about 5×8″ and are $75. each. Click here to contact us.

Fruits Vegetables. More US Department of Agriculture Chromolithographs

Old Fruit Prints: Including Apples, Oranges, Berries published by the USDA. These are old agriculture chromolithographs. These fruits are shown without leaves. These United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) fruit prints were produced from 1885 to 1916. These are gorgeous old Americana with strong color and are absolutely delightful to look at! The colors are even stronger in person. Each print measures about 5×8″ and are $50. each. Click here to contact us.

 

1930s chromolithographs fruit crate labels. Click here to contact us.

 

Fruits Vegetables!  Old antique chromolithographs of various fruits and vegetables.  This is a great selection of old chromo lithographs of fruits and vegetables.  We have old prints of apples, oranges & even mushrooms. These are colorful antique prints and will brighten your kitchen décor!   Some of the US Department of Agriculture chromolithographs include apples, oranges, mangos, corn & mushrooms. The USDA prints were produced around 1885 to 1915.  The US Government spent over 1 million dollars a year to produce the USDA reports that these chromolithographs came from. The decorative illustrations make for great kitchen décor. The USDA fruits and vegetables are colorful kitchen decor that is cheap and cheerful!  From a much earlier period, Elizabeth Blackwell’s work was produced c.1750. Her work is amazing.  The prints are water colored copper plate engravings on fine hand made hand laid linen rag.   Lets celebrate the harvest with old prints of heritage breeds of fruits and vegetables!  Apple & lemon prints.  All produced over 100 years ago!   And what do they say about the apple?  That an apple a day… 

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Dec 172016
 

Ferns! Lowe’s AFern Chromolithographs Framed. Antique English Chromolithographs 1854-1875.

Ferns by Lowe that are framed. The fern prints are antiques. Published in England from 1854-1875. We have framed them in rag mats and they are under UV glass.  Measuring 13×16″  $150. Each.  CALL FOR AVAILABILITY! Click here to contact us.

 Fern Specimens Adirondack Frame

 

 

Ferns Old Chromolithographs dating from 1854-1875. Lowe Ferns!

Ferns by Lowe.  Each old Fern print measures 6″ x 9.5″. The colors are intense. The condition is very good. These antique prints of ferns are fairly priced at $30. each. Click here to contact us.

Ferns Old Chromolithographs. These old Fern Chromolithographs were published in England from 1854 through 1875. The study included all species of ferns known during that period. Common and exotic species. Almost appearing as a pressed Fern, many people are surprised to find out they were not pressed. They were actually produced by an antique printing method known as Chromolithographs. A Chromolithograph, Chromo meaning color, lithograph, meaning printed from limestone. Each and every color scene was applied with its own individual limestone slab. Keystone just for that very color.

 

Ferns! Lowe Fern Chromolithographs

Lowe Fern Chromolithographs. Ferns, Lowe Fern Prints that were produced in England from 1854 to 1875. They are chromolithographs whereas each color was applied with  individual key stoned limestone plates.  They have intense color and are in great condition. Each vintage print measures @ 5 1/2 x 10″. $50. each. 3 or more $40. each Click here to contact us.

Ferns! These are old English chromolithographs. Antique fern prints published during the 1800’s. Almost modern to look at, these old fern engravings & chromolithographs were produced over 100 years ago. Eaton & Lowe produced wonderful old fern prints. We are pleased to offer more stunning antique prints about nature at Anne Hall Antique Prints! We have an in depth selection of old fern prints by Lowe and Eaton! You are welcome to request a specific style, just email us. Lowe’s ferns were produced in England from 1854 to 1875. Eaton’s ferns were produced in 1885 in Boston. Antique prints of a favorite plant found all over the world. There are so many species of ferns, naturalists from the 1800’s were fascinated and recorded every one they could find. Fern lithographs & engravings of woodland and tropical fern varieties, domestic and exotic. Ferns Old Chromolithographs published in England. Lowe Ferns! Old antique prints of ferns.  Antique fern prints.  Old engravings &  fern chromo lithographs produced over 100 years ago by Eaton & Lowe fern prints. All of theses are antique prints of ferns from Anne Hall Antique Prints!  Old fern prints by Lowe and Eaton!  Lowe’s ferns were produced in England 1854-1875.  Eaton’s ferns were produced  in 1885 in Boston.  Antique prints of ferns, old chromo lithographs of ferns and old fern engravings.  Fern lithographs of woodland and tropical fern varieties, both domestic and exotic.  Call Anne for a personalized selection of old fern prints. Tags fern chromolithographs, old fern chromolithographs, english fern prints, english fern chromolithographs, lowe fern prints, lowe’s fern chromolithographs, english fern chromolithographs.

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Sep 282016
 

Simple Flowers. Old Botanical Illustrations. Copper Plate Engravings.

Simple Flowers, in terms of content.  These are large and fairly plain vintage botanical engravings from circa 1750.  These are Great Black & White Botanical Prints. English, published in the mid 1700’s.  These are gorgeous.  The hand made hand laid linen rag is even more beautiful. Each measures 10×15″ $150. each.  Old botanicals with out color.  Just black and white, simple engravings, and really old. Click here to contact us.

Johann Wilhelm Weinmann Phytanthoza iconographia

Hand colored copper plate engravings by Johann Wilhelm Weinmann Phytanthoza iconographia. 1737-1745. Click here to contact us.

Curtis, Edwards Vintage Botanical Engravings of Flowers

Lovely Curtis, Edwards Old Flower Prints, dated late 1700’s, early 1800’s. 5 1/2 x 9 1/2″ These are delicate Looking. English hand colored copper plate engravings on rag. Individually dated at the time they were issued. Delicate flowers.  Old botany prints. $110. each. 3 or more $90. each. Click here to contact us.

Elizabeth Blackwell. A Curious Herbal. Hand Colored Engravings 1730

Elizabeth Blackwell Hand Colored Engravings. Delicate Flowers! Old botanical engravings by Elizabeth Blackwell c.1750, an early female botany illustrator. Old English flower print by Curtis, Edwards, Sweet. Old flower prints by early botanical illustrators including Elizabeth Blackwell and her Curious Herbal. Old black & white botanical prints. Hand colored copper plate prints of flowers. Botany prints from the 1700’s and the 1800’s. Old medicinal botanical prints by Elizabeth Blackwell c.1750, one of the early female botany illustrators. Her work was first printed in England without the decorative text, later printed in Germany with the elaborate text below each image and known to have superior water coloring than the English edition.  These old botany prints are from Elizabeth Blackwell’s German Edition on Botany.  These old botanical prints measure 9×13 and slightly larger. Click here to contact us.

 

Leaves from Early Herbal

Simple Flowers, delicate flowers from Anne Hall Antique Prints.  Antique flower prints that are rather plain, not too bold.  Antique flower botanical prints in early English styles by Curtis, Edwards and Sweet from the 1700’s and 1800’s.  Black and white botanical prints from the 1700’s.  Some of the old botanical prints are in black & white. Blackwell was an early female botanical illustrator dating back to 1750 in her antique flower prints. The English style print  is  typically delicate looking.  Theses are predominately water colored copper plate engravings.  Compared to the French and Belgian bolder lithography executed in  the 1800’s. Old English flower print by Curtis, Edwards, Sweet. Old medicinal botanical prints by Elizabeth Blackwell c.1750, one of the early female botany illustrators. Her work was first printed in England without the decorative text, later printed in Germany with the elaborate text below each image and known to have superior water coloring than the English edition.

 

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Aug 232016
 

Rare Important work on Genus Lilium

Elwes Lilies Fitch.  Henry John Elwes published A Monograph of the Genus Lilium in London from 1877-1880. The artwork is by Walter Hood Fitch.  These old lithographs come from the most important work ever produced on lilies.  They are gorgeous, large folio hand colored lithographs. Click here to contact us.

The Art of Lithography:

The art of lithography was a very laborious process.  It took tremendous skill.  It was a life long craft, once a lithographer, always a lithographer!  No switching back and forth in careers in the OLD days. One would serve a long apprenticeship, sometimes years on end, with little to no pay, in order to become a craftsman like the one skilled to work on these rare Elwes Lilies Fitch produced.  The desired, original illustration was transferred onto a special kind of limestone.  The limestone came out of a certain area of Germany.  The limestone was cut into large slabs, about 1″ thick.  The illustration was meticulously drawn onto the limestone slab with a type of a greasy crayon. What was under the greasy crayon essentially was what was printed in relief.  The finished desired slab was then emerged into nitric acid.  The nitric acid burned away what was not covered by the greasy crayon.  That area was then in relief.  The greasy crayon was wiped off, inked up, and printed onto a piece of heavy wove rag paper.  (The making of the paper is another story).

The water coloring was meticulously added by a very experienced water colorist. Water coloring was also a life long career or craft.  Intense ink from minerals and vegetables and insects made up water colors in the early days. These water colored lithographs are vibrant and beautiful.  The prints themselves are in near perfect condition.  The lilies are stunning to look at in person

 

Aug 232016
 

Protea. Rare Hand Colored Engravings by Henry Andrews, c.1820

Protea Engravings by Henry Andrews. Old Botanical Prints published almost as an encyclopedia, go to, of botany, illustrated with these magnificent hand colored engravings. These old flower prints were produced in the early 19th Century. These are c.1820 English water colored copper plate engravings on hand made rag. Each old print measures @ 8 1/4 x 11″ They are in bright colors and are in very good condition. $150. each.   Click here to contact us. or call Anne at 413-245-4197.

An incredible laborious endeavor to publish these Antique Prints of Protea:

A n incredible laborious endeavor of all those involved in producing something like these antique flower engravings of Protea by Henry Andrews. First one had to find and identify each of the species known at the time, to produce a reliable and comprehensive book complete with fine illustrations depicting ALL the species of Protea know by the time of publication. Second, the illustrations had to be meticulously drawn, with the best accuracy. The image would be transferred onto a copper plate and engraved with engarver’s tools called burins. The paper was hard to acquire, it had to be made by a paper maker, a lifetime career, and the engraver would have to re engrave another plate after just 300 strikes or prints printed. Then there was the illumination of color, applied by water color.  The water colorists, frequently young women due to their excellent eyesight,  would die at young ages, due to licking the tips of their toxic paint brushes. Yet these old prints still exist in super fine condition and exemplary condition. That is mostly due to the quality of the rag paper. Paper was made of rag right up through the turn of the 20th Century. Coming from linen, flax, etc, NOT TREES, there was no acid in the paper. Very expensive to acquire, inconsistent, etc. TODAY Paper is made from trees, and was during the 20th Century, is highly acidic and does not last for long.

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Aug 232016
 

Plants! Vintage Plant Lithographs by Linden:

These Old Plant Prints are from 1869-1896.  These are Belgian Hand Finished Color Lithographs. Small Folio, @ 10 1/2 x 14″  These are very strong images in gorgeous condition.  They will frame up perfectly to 16×20″ Your choice of these old prints $85. each, or 3 or more $75. each.

Plants and foliage prints! We are pleased to offer old hand finished color lithographs of plants from the 1800’s! These antique plant prints were produced by European nurseries to illustrate a sort of catalog of what plant species were for sale at the nursery. These are hand finished color lithographs of domestic and tropical foliage from the 1800’s. Anne Hall Antique Prints has worked hard to offer this stunning group of old plant prints! We have old plant prints of domestic varieties while others are more tropical. Antique plant prints! Old lithographs of plant foliage and the entire plant. As with all the prints sold at Anne Hall Antique Prints, these prints were produced over 100 years ago, guaranteed antique. Most of which were printed very carefully from key stoned limestone plates, hence the word lithograph, and then hand finished with water colors. Can you imagine the skill required in the process of lithography? These plant prints… you won’t have to water!

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Aug 232016
 

Check Out Our Camellias Antique Hand Colored Lithographs, Engravings to Buy Now Online!

 

Camellias! L’Illustration Horticole Chromolithographs

Camellias! 1869-96 Small L’Illustration Horticole Camellia prints from Belgium. These old hand finished color lithographs measure @7×10″  Your choice…  Sale, only $85. each. Stunning camellia colors and great condition. Click here to contact us.

Camellias!  Large L’Illustration Horticole Antique Chromolithographs 1869-1896

Measuring 10 1/2 x 14″.    See issue folds.   $250. each…

 

 

Verschaffelt Camellias. Hand Colored Lithographs Mid 1800’s

Camellia hand colored lithographs. 1854-1855 Verschaffelt Camellia Prints. Belgian hand colored lithographs of camellias. Stunning water coloring, slight toning to the paper. 6 1/2 x 10″ Frame beautifully to 11×14″ or 12×16″ Your choice $100. each or sets of 3 or more for $90. each. Click here to contact us.

Camellias! Old camellia prints.  Old lithographs Verschaffelt and Linden!Camellias!  Old camellia prints from Anne Hall Antique Prints!  These old flower prints of Camellias are bright and colorful!   Verschaffelt  &  his Nouvelle Iconographie des Camellias was published in 1854 in Ghent, Belgium. This was the world’s premier camellia nursery run by Ambroise Verschaffelt, an orchid hunter,  who later became the publisher of this work.  Other camellia prints were  published for L’Illustration Horticole produced by Linden in   Belgium from 1869-1896 and boasts gorgeous hand fished color lithographs both large and small.  Camellias!  Old flower prints of camellias from Anne Hall Antique Prints. Great collection of antique camellia prints!  Our tropical antique camellia prints are no less than stunning!  The color and intesity will make great antique home decor. Verschaffelt camellia prints and more.  Other types of camellias are available.   Antique camellia print!  Old flowers for sale!

Lithography is an antique printing method. Generally a lithograph was printed in one color. A type of greasy crayon was used to draw onto a special type of limestone, with just the right porosity. After the image was completed, the limestone was emerged into nitric acid, burning away what was not under the greasy crayon, leaving that portion in relief. It was inked up and printed. The image frequently was illuminated with water colors.

Chromolithography is an antique printing method whereas each color was printed from a key stoned limestone plate. An extended version of lithography, quite laborious requiring a very skilled craftsman to get the registration just right and not distorted. Botanical illustrations done this way were frequently hand finished with water colors and almubin, egg whites or gum Arabic to enhance the image.

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Aug 232016
 

Palms Antique Palm Tree Prints! Large Chromolithographs Framed!

Large Hand Finished Lithographs of Palm Trees. Published in Belgium 1869-1896. Framed in rag and under UV glass. Distressed modern wood frame. Finished each old palm tree framed measures 18×22″ Click here to contact us.

Palms! Small Hand Colored Lithographs and Chromolithographs:

Palms! Large Hand Finished Chromolithographs:

Large old prints of palm trees from Periodical publication from Belgium 1869-1896. L’Illustration Horticole. Hand finished color chromolithographs of palms. @11×14″ some with issued center folds, brilliant intense colors.  Mat up beautifully to 16×20″ Click here to contact us.


Palms!  Antique prints of palm trees.  Old lithographs & engravings of palms will make your tropical art oasis!  An old palm print 4 U!  Great old tropical prints!  We have old palm prints of coconut palms, date nut palms, & palm tree scenes.  All produced prior to 1900.  Old lithographs & engravings.  These are great antiques: tropical art!  These botanical lithographs will complete your tropical oasis!

Lithography is an antique printing method. Generally a lithograph was printed in one color. A type of greasy crayon was used to draw onto a special type of limestone, with just the right porosity. After the image was completed, the limestone was emerged into nitric acid, burning away what was not under the greasy crayon, leaving that portion in relief. It was inked up and printed. The image frequently was illuminated with water colors.

Chromolithography is an antique printing method whereas each color was printed from a key stoned limestone plate. An extended version of lithography, quite laborious requiring a very skilled craftsman to get the registration just right and not distorted. Botanical illustrations done this way were frequently hand finished with water colors and almubin, egg whites or gum Arabic to enhance the image.

Palms & Palm Tree Antique Prints from Anne Hall Antique Prints makes great tropical artwork! Tropical antiques. Old engravings and lithographs of palm trees that are over 100 years old! Great old and rare antique botanical prints of palms in a variety of sizes and price ranges to complete your space! Antique palm tree prints from Anne Hall Antique Prints! These are vintage palm prints produced over 100 years ago. Have some tropical art in your home. These tropical antique prints look great- the colors are so vivid and bright!  old prints of palms, palm tree prints, palm lithographs, palm tree prints, old palm prints, old palm tree pictures…

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Aug 232016
 

Orchid prints… These are old lithographs of orchid species by Van Houtte & Linden. Old Flower Prints for Louis Van Houtteano’s famous periodical publication entitled Flore des Serres (1845-1888) and for competitor Jean Linden’s periodical entitled L’Illustration Horticole (1869-1896). These are lovely old hand finished color lithographs were published in Belgium from 1845-1896. It is said that Van Houtte had the largest nursery on the continent. Louis Van Houtte opened his own lithography firm in order to produce images of what was for sale in his nursery catalogs. Linden mearly was a copy cat, and not quite as good as Van Houtte. Yet they all work together beautifully. These old botanical prints of orchids have issue folds, so please inspect the photo carefully. Very good condition and color. Each old orchid print measures @ 9 1/2 x 13″ Click here to contact us.


The history of printing is a fascinating subject. People had life long trades of professional crafts during the 17th, 18th,and 19th Centuries. Paper making, hand made rag papers, wove rag papers, all employed prior to making paper from trees as we do today. Antique printing methods include copper plate engraving, steel plate engraving, wood engravings. Lithographs and chromolithographs. Illumination by Hand Coloring, using water colors, and printing in colors by limestone plates. That doesn’t even take into account obtaining or creating the illustrations, producing the documentation and text…

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Aug 232016
 

Anthurium Flower Prints:  Antique Chromolithographs!

Anthurium Flower Prints. Old hand finished color lithographs! These are vivid stunning antique images. Old prints of Hawaiian flowers including these gorgeous Anthuriums. These antique lithographs were published  1869-1896. These are stunning hand finished color lithographs produced in Belgium during the 19th Century.   Each old print measures about 10×13″. Click here to contact us.

Issued on a periodic basis as nursery illustrations,  each and every color seen was applied by an individual  key stoned limestone plate. This is an antique printing method, widely used during the 1800’s,  frankly a lost art today.  A special type of limestone, generally came from Germany. It had the correct porosity to become a lithograph. A type of a greasy crayon was drawn onto the smooth surface of the prepared limestone plate. The plate was then emerged into nitric acid, leaving in relief what was under the greasy crayon. The greasy crayon then was wiped off.  This would be the plate for that one individual color. The process was repeated for every single color desired for the final illustration. Chromolithography was a  painstaking craft. A process where perfection was key for the success of the publisher, the printer, the lithographer and ultimately the purchaser of the study. Either the image would be in focus once printed or distorted. Your profession as a lithographer depended on your skill to produce exact colors and details. After an illustration was perfectly printed, then water colors finishing could be added to enhance the botanical illustration.

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Aug 232016
 

Simple Botanical Illustrations Equal Modern Home Décor! Our antique hand colored engravings of flowers. Classic yet Modern in feel. $95. Each. Click here to contact us.

These fold out antique flower prints are simple in color.  They are hand colored copper plate engravings on wove rag paper.  Published in London from 1801-1830, these are genuine antiques.  Predominately shown and for sale here is the work of Curtis and Edwards.  Each botanical illustration was published for the Curtis Botanical Magazine.  Issued once a month, the periodical was received by anxious and excited subscribers.  A small paperback like type of magazine.  Gardeners and well to do people who read would collect, discuss and define garden plans including many of the latest species described.

This grouping of Curtis and Edwards botanical engravings are the fold outs.  Those considered worthy enough of such time consuming and elaborate work required to make them.  Carefully collected for years we are offering this beautiful set of modern looking ones for sale here.  Assorted flowers but quite simple in coloration to be considered for your modern home décor!  Classic artwork is timeless.

Syndham Edwards was largely responsible for water coloring each and every illustration immediately after printing.  He was a talented sole. His water color illumination rarely varied from plate to plate, consistent in quality and the actual colors of the water color.  The Curtis Botanical Magazine started in 1787 and still is published today.

Each old flower print measures about 9″ high x 11 1/2″ wide.  They would be dramatic framed in a simple style.  Monotone large matting… Or perhaps an arrangement under an acrylic sheet of plexi glass to use in a modern home or loft.

 

Aug 232016
 

Fancily Framed Antique Prints of Bouquets!

These are exquisite botanical illustrations published for the Fairy Bower in 1846.  These are a lovely set of six hand colored lithographs framed and ready to hang.  Rare and great early American prints.  Early  high quality,  hand colored lithographs from the mid 19th Century. Exemplary of some of the best hand coloring produced at the time.   A perfect combination of lithography and intense water coloring with  archival framing.  Set of six $1800.

Fancy Botanical Illustrations for Garden Lovers! Antique flower prints in Pinks! Hand colored engravings.

Fancy Botanical Illustrations!  The colors in these English 19th Century hand colored copper plate engravings are bright and in good condition. Coming from English periodic botanical magazines by Curtis & Edwards, these are the foldouts so please see the folds. The folds are definitive clue that these antique flower prints are authentic antiques.  Perfect décor  for your traditional home.  Or as a great gift for garden lovers!  Each old print measures about 9 1/2 x 11″ to 12″ $95. Each.  Double rag matting to 14×18″ an additional $35. each.

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Fancy Botanical Illustrations for Garden Lovers!  The fancy flower prints shown here are all English hand colored copper plate engravings on heavy wove rag paper. There were many complex crafts in producing antique flower prints like these.  There was the art of creating the paper or paper making.  There was the art of creating a copper plate engraving, and being able to create an image that looked like the original illustration.  There was the art of printing and publishing the work.  Finally there was the art of hand coloring the illustrations.  If you were great at water color illumination the final product was sellable.  These were all life long careers in the early 19th Century.  Individuals would serve apprenticeships for years with little pay before they perfected their craft.  It was only then they could go on to work as a professional engraver, colorist or printer, themselves.  There was great demand to see images of the fanciest and finest varieties of flora being grown everywhere.  Others wanted in on the gardening frenzy, and one was instantly IN if they had access to the information.   Subscribers were immediately a part of the frenzy as the stream of information was delivered to them, generally on a monthly basis.  Garden lovers were wild to receive their latest issue of the the magazines they subscribed to.  This was one of the great pastimes for young women, doctors, clergy and other wealthy individuals who had disposable income for such luxuries.

Aug 232016
 

Lindenia Orchid Prints. Iconographie des Orchidees. Jean Linden Iconic Orchid Hunter!

Lindenia… HORIZONTALS…  These are hand finished color lithographs that are absolutely gorgeous! Each color seen was applied with a separate key stoned limestone plate called a lithograph.  These lithographs were printed in colors.  Each color used it’s own lithograph. This was a very laborious antique printing method. Then the chromolithograph was finished generally with water coloring, gum Arabic, or egg white (albumen).  The accentuations was all by hand. Each old print measures about 10 1/2 high x 13 1/2 wide.  Free US shipping on two or more!

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Lindenia Orchids, Orchis Antique Hand Finished Chromolithographs.

Lindenia Orchid Prints. VERTICALS. Published in Belgium c.1885 of varieties of orchids. These are hand finished color lithographs that are bold and clean. Each color seen was applied with key stoned limestone plates called lithographs. This was a very laborious antique printing method. Then finished generally with water coloring or gum Arabic, etc. accentuations by hand. Each old print measures about 10 1/2 wide x 13 1/2 high. Free US shipping on two or more. Click here to contact us.

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Published in Belgium c.1885 of varieties of orchids. The thrill of discovering new species of Orchis was extremely popular during the 1800’s. Of course most of the people learning about the new species didn’t discover them themselves.  Rather they discovered the botanical illustration published from the specimens themselves.  Publishers would record all the important information.  Subscribers were the recipients of the published data.  The orchid hunters included Jean Linden, who traveled to  South and Central America.  Linden also sold plants in his Luxemburg nursery.  Hunters gathered specimens. Brought them back to their country to cultivate.  Specimens were shown off in museum curiosities in cities around the world.  There were also many privately held collections. 

Aug 232016
 

Buchoz Jacinthes 18th Century Hand Colored Engravings

Other Special Flowers! Robert Sweet Geraniums, Geraniceae. Exquisite English Hand Colored Engravings:

Other Special Flowers. Sweet Geraniums. Robert Sweet’s Geraniceae is considered to be the finest work ever published on Pelargoniums, Geraniums. These antique geranium prints are English hand colored copper plate engravings on high quality rag paper. The water coloring is very intense, bright. They are all in exemplary condition. These prints are some the best images of the entire series. Each old print measures about 6 x 9 1/2″ $185. each

 

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Geraniums and Pelargoniums, more Robert Sweet Engravings, Less Expensive…

Geraniums or Pelargoniums produced by Robert Sweet, Curtis & Edwards. There are old botanicals. Produced for early illustrated botany magazines. They are hand colored with water colors. They were printed from copper plate engravings. The paper is hand made rag paper. Published in England, early 1800’s. 6 x 9 1/2″ Perfect for framed pieces from 11×14 to up to 16×20 with frames. Individually priced.

 

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Other Special Flowers:  Antique Prints of Magnolias, Engraved and Lithographed:

Antique Prints of Magnolias.  These were published periodically in England and in Belgium.  Here is a selection of antique magnolia prints. Rare because there were very few botanical illustrations of Magnolias published during the 18th & 19th Centuries.  Included here is the work of Van Houtteano, Verschaffelt,  Curtis and Edwards.  19th Century engravings & lithographs, hand colored.  Each antique print is priced individually. 

 

Gardening Info on Magnolias:

Today there are some 80 different kinds of Magnolias.  They can be evergreenssemi evergreen, or the kind we have in the Southern United States are big beautiful deciduous species.

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Narcissus by Curtis – Antique hand colored copper plate engravings c.1820:

Narcissus by Curtis and Edwards.  English hand colored copper plate engravings on rag paper.  Each antique print has been double matted in rag to a standard size,  measuring 11×14″  Priced at a reasonable $85. each.

Special flowers including old engravings of Geraniums.  Spring flowers include Iris, Daffodils & Tulips. We are pleased to offer old botanical prints by Curtis, Edwards & Sweet.  These are antiques of  flowers that deserve their own category.   These old botany were prints produced over 100 years ago.  Antique  flower prints are old engravings and lithographs that were produced a long time ago for botanical magazines.  They were produced by Sweet, Curtis & Edwards and other botanical illustrators from the 1700’s through the 1800’s.   Do you love to grow begonias?  Did you know that Iris means thoughtful! Here are old prints of special varieties of flowers including Geraniums, Begonias, Iris, Daffodils & Tulips. Old botany prints for the collector and gardener alike.  Antique botany prints for sale from Anne Hall Antique Prints!

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A copper plate engraving is an antique printing method whereas a thin paper like piece of copper was attached to a block of wood. Tools called burins were used to engrave into the copper. The copper plate was carefully inked up and printed onto a piece of hand made rag paper. Water colors could be added by hand.

Lithography is an antique printing method. Generally a lithograph was printed in one color. A type of greasy crayon was used to draw onto a special type of limestone, with just the right porosity. After the image was completed, the limestone was emerged into nitric acid, burning away what was not under the greasy crayon, leaving that portion in relief. It was inked up and printed. The image frequently was illuminated with water colors.

Chromolithography is an antique printing method whereas each color was printed from a key stoned limestone plate. An extended version of lithography, quite laborious requiring a very skilled craftsman to get the registration just right and not distorted.  Botanical illustrations done this way were frequently hand finished with water colors and almubin,  egg whites or gum Arabic to enhance the image. Click here to contact us.