Classic French Equestrian | Antique Posters of Horses

Classic French Equestrian Décor: A pair of antique posters of horses, from the Art Deco period, Paris. Gallop on over to order, the pair of decorative antique prints. Shipped free in America!

Valentino & Fille De L’Air: Decorative Antique Prints

The 1930’s French posters, were printed from limestone plates or lithographs. Each color was printed from individual limestone plates. Valentino, a steeplechase hunter horse. Fille De L’air, is a galloping race horse with jockey.

Published c.1930, by the most famous of all printing companies in Paris. The publishing company responsible for their production was named Le Mercier Publishing Company. Le Mercier is considered, one of the best French lithography firms, during the time. Each piece measures 19 1/2 x 27 1/2.” Priced at $450. each, or purchase the pair for $750.

Complete your room’s interior design with a Classic French Equestrian theme.

Complete your room’s interior design. The antique posters of horses are perfectly sized once framed as a pair over a sofa, or over beds. They are Classic French Equestrian décor, in nature, reflecting the height of Art Deco in Paris. Each piece measures 19 1/2 x 27 1/2″. Priced at $450. each, or purchase the pair for $750. Order this pair of decorative antique prints of horses, in the shop, or by calling Anne at 413-245-4197.

A brief explanation of chromolithography in these antique posters of horses.

A brief description of these antique posters of horses.  Chromo means color.  Lithography was the art of printing from limestone slabs.  Chromolithography is antique printing method.  A lost art of the 19 Century to the early 20th Centuries.   A certain kind of limestone came from a certain part of Germany.  It had the right consistency or porosity to become a printing slab of stone.  A type of a greasy crayon was used to draw the image sought to be seen.  Emerged into nitric acid, the stone unprotected by the greasy crayon was burnt away.  What was in relief, was going to be the  image. Multi complicated…  each and every color was applied with a key stone limestone plate.  Imagine if you will… the talent required to produce large posters like these.  The skill of getting the registration just right.

Once again I point to the long apprenticeships served by those involved from paper making to printing.  And at extremely low pay.  Only if one were a superb apprentice, (which was normally an apprenticeship served for many years), then you would move forward offering your own publishing services.  It took tremendous time and skill to craft, this pair of antique posters of horses.

Order this pair of 1930’s Classic French Equestrian Posters by LeMercier

Classic French Equestrian Décor: A pair of antique equestrian posters.  They were published c.1930 by the most famous of all printing companies in France.  The Parisian lithography company responsible for their production was named Le Mercier Publishing Company. Contact Form Pick up the phone & call Anne at 413-245-4197. See Henry Stull American Thoroughbreds. See our main category of antique horse prints. Anne grew up on Mackinac Island, a horse powered Island in the Great Lakes! Thank you for visiting!