Antique lithographs and hand colored engravings of palms will bring the feeling of the Tropics into your home. Beautifully framed palm trees ready to hang with professional archival materials. Some of the antique prints in this collection date as early as the mid seventeen hundreds while most were published in the mid to late 1800’s.
Framed Palm Trees Ready to Hang. A Pair $750.
Ready to hang, a beautiful small folio hand finished color lithographs published from 1869-1896 in Belgium. Used as illustrations for L’Illustration Horticole a horticultural magazine issued by subscription during the mid to late eighteen hundreds. Archival framing including double rag matting with a hint of crème, UV glass and an amazing high gloss burl wood molding. Each piece measures 20×24″. $400. each or the pair for $750. with free U.S. shipping. Call Anne at 413-245-4197.
Assorted Palms & Palm Trees Artwork from 18th & 19th Centuries
Large Hand Finished Color Lithographs from 1869-1896
Available large antique prints of palm trees from a Belgian periodic publication entitled L’Illustration Horticole and dating from 1869-1896. Others come from Flore des Serres which date 1845-1888, also Belgian. The obsolete printing technique is lithography or printing from limestone. Each color had an individual key stoned plate for that exact color. Most of the palm trees were hand finished with water colors. Measuring @10 1/2 x 13″ some have center folds, as issued. Brilliant intense colors. They will mat up beautifully to 16×20″
Small Lithographs of Palm Trees Published 1860-1900
The colors in the antique lithographs are so vivid and bright!
Complete your tropical theme whether it is for an oceanside home or in a breakfast nook. Our hand colored engravings and antique lithographs are over 100 years old! Shop from our unusual selection of botanical prints of cycads and more in a variety of sizes and price ranges. Bring the feeling of the tropics into your everyday life by adding fine antique prints to your home décor.
Antique Lithography in Brief
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.