Seguy Butterflies Papillons Plate11


E.A. Seguy Butterflies Papillons Plate11, is an original plate, from a 1920’s portfolio, of Papillons. Rare, Art Deco butterfly design. The measurements of each piece is 13 x 17 1/2.″  Marvelous colors, pin pricks, in corners, minor consistent toning of the paper. Priced at $1400. each. Free shipping in America.



Seguy Butterflies Papillons Plate11, is an original plate from a complete set (portfolio), of E.A. Seguy’s Papillons. The plate published Paris France in 1925 and 1926. Not only are the plates beautiful to look at, hard to come buy, but they have impacted the design industry, for decades. Live with art, published during the height of Art Deco, in Paris France, and you will be living with Parisian history, for years to come. The measurements of each piece is 13 x 17 1/2.″  Marvelous colors, pin pricks, in corners, minor consistent toning of the paper. Priced at $1400. each. Free shipping in America. Speak with Anne directly at 413-245-4197 or email: to place your order.

Seguy Pochoir Seguy Butterflies Papillons Plate11, is sourced from a 1925 Papillons Portfolio

This desirable antique butterfly design is available to purchase. Buy Seguy Butterflies Papillons Plate11, with our buy it now option. Emile Allain Séguy, and E.A. Seguy was also known as Eugène Séguy. He published the Papillons (or Butterflies in English) in 1924. The designs were used for all kinds of textiles and wall paper as well. Intense coloration is the result of using metallic & mineral components in the paints. Each color was applied by individual stencils. A large rounded brush of was used to apply the paint liberally (thick). A complete set of Papillons has 20 total plates to a portfolio. 16 butterfly plates plus 4 plates of geometric butterfly patterns.

E.A. Seguy Artwork-Height of Parisian Art Deco & Art Nouveau

Emile Alain Seguy lived from 1877-1945. His life began just as the Art Nouveau began and ended as the Art Deco period ended. One of his finest creation was Papillons which were published at the height of Art Deco & Art Nouveau in France. They were printed by two companies: Duchartre & Van Buggenhoudt, both located in Paris. Portfolios were sold by galleries in Paris. Little information is known as to prices they sold for or how many were published. Furthermore little is known about the galleries that sold these unusual design portfolios.

Lastly I speculate Seguy was in a small gallery in the Montmontre. Near the Moulin Rouge. Located in the 18th Arrondissement. This was the heart of the Paris scene during the 1920’s. Fashion and the arts were at a worldwide height here. Women decked out in Art Deco dress. Men looking their best. Paris was the place to be. And the 18th Arrondissement was the place to buy great art such as this piece. In today’s world, of decorative antique prints, Seguy’s work is considered to be, some of the most inspiring nature designs. ever published.

Pochoir defined: the application of water color by stencil.

Pochoir is a French printing technique used in the early 1900’s. Emile-Alain Seguy is best known best for the works on Butterflies and Insects. Seguy published the two incredible works of Art Deco in Paris from 1924 to 1926. This very plate, came from a 1924 portfolio. Utilizing the French technique of adding color known as Pochoir, the metallic, water colors were applied by stencils. The results were these fabulous examples of art deco. Each piece reflects the excitement experienced during the Art Nouveau & Art Deco periods.

Conclusions: Own an original Seguy. A pochoir, 1920’s piece of Parisian art.

When you own an original piece of art you are owning a little bit of the time in history. My father told me a long time ago: “anyone can own a picture of the Mona Lisa.” Which means anyone can own a reproduction, but few can own the real one. If you own a piece of historic artwork, such as this, you get to live with Parisian history.

In conclusion Art Nouveau and Art Deco both utilized “nature” as common subject manner. Whereas, the Seguy Papillons and Insectes, have a single theme of butterflies or bugs. Seguy had a reverence for nature. He conveyed this clearly through unparalleled designs, such as this Seguy plate. This antique print, will take you back in time to the height, of the Art Nouveau & Art Deco periods in Paris.

Lastly you can learn more about E.A. Seguy and see additional available pieces from Papillons & Insectes. Please see my main page of Seguy Butterflies & Bugs, by clicking here.  If you are interested in other butterflies and bugs by Merian and others, please click here, and see our outstanding collections, of decorative antique prints. Call with any questions. Thanks for visiting! Anne 413-245-4197.