Ferns Antique Lithographs Framed & Unframed

Ferns: British and Exotic mid 19th century antique fern lithographs. Authors include E.J. Lowe Esq., and other naturalists who worked feverishly during the Victorian period of Pterodomania. Decorative artwork more than 100 years old. Framed pieces and loose plates.

Pterodomania-Bring Nature’s Beauty Indoors

The tradition of using ferns in Home Decor goes back hundreds of years. People have always appreciated the simple beauty and dramatic effect of the fern.  In 1829 the first ferns were grown indoors in foggy England in Wardian case or terrarium globe. Soon growing them and implementing them in decorative arts was a craze. This fern frenzy was called Pterodomania. Especially from the 1840s through the 1890s. Growing ferns became a rage. They were associated with women, fairies, magic and virility. Today people are reflecting their appreciation of nature more. Utilizing antique lithographs in applications brings the outdoors.

E.J. Lowe’s Antique Fern Lithographs Framed in Fruit Burl Wood

9 framed antique fern lithographs customized set (sold).

This grouping of framed antique fern lithographs published England from 1854-1875.  Each and every color in the antique fern lithographs was applied from limestone plates,  in a separate and precise process,  from the lightest colors to the darkest colors. Hence the word chromolithography. Chromo is color and lithography means printed from limestone plates.

Each piece is framed in double rag mats, with a hint of crème. All the matting matches identically. Framed with 99% UV glass.  The picture frame molding is a rich fruitwood burl. It brings out the colors in the natural color in the ferns spores.  Each piece measures 13×16″ and are priced at $175. Each.  Phone Anne at 413-245-4197 to discuss your order and space.

Moderately priced framed antique lithographs by Lowe.

Mid 19th Century antique fern lithographs, framed in fruit wood burl, archival framing. Beautiful, ready to hang as a grouping or as a single piece.  Each and every color in the antique lithographs was applied from limestone plates,  in a separate and precise process,  from the lightest colors to the darkest colors. Please call me for personalized service.  Phone: 413-245-4197  or  Email:  anne@annehallantiqueprints.com

Antique Lowe Fern Chromolithographs

Lowe’s antique fern lithographs, published in England from 1854 to 1875. Called chromolithographs whereas each color was applied with individual key stoned limestone plates. The study included all ferns known both common and exotic species. Almost appearing as actual specimens, many people are surprised to find they are not pressed, because they look so lifelike.

Each of the bookplates published in 19th century books with an antique printing method known as Chromolithography. Chromo means color and lithograph refers to printing from limestone plates. Each and every color seen was applied with its own individual limestone slab which was key stoned just for that color.

Intense colors and great condition. Each old print measures @ 5 1/2 x 10″.  $40. each.    Click here to contact us.

Lowe’s chromo-lithographs from 1854-1875.

Each antique print measures 6″ x 9.5″. The colors are intense. The condition is very good and fairly priced at $40. each.  The actual color of the paper is slightly less yellow than the following photos reflect.Click here to contact us.

Actual Specimens Preserved in Hand Made Adirondack Birch Bark Frames

Conclusions Ferns: Antique Plates from the Victorian Age

Our antique prints of ferns were published during the 1800’s. The depictions are timeless and almost modern to look at. Yet these are antiques. They are old lithographs which published in books more than 100 years ago. The Victorian craze for ferns was called Pterodomania. Both Eaton & Lowe published antique fern lithographs. This was the height of British Victorian era. Thank you for visiting! If we can be of additional assistance, please call: 413-245-4197 or email: anne@annehallantiqueprints.com.