Three Rare Percier and Fontaine Albums

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Three Rare Percier and Fontaine Albums-1

A set of three collections of projects coming directly from Pierre-François Fontaine’s descendants and library attest to the two architects’ vision and show the changing urban fabric of Paris. Pierre François Fontaine, collection of 41 plates including the development of the Chaillot mountain, large in-folio, half-red morocco basane binding, 1820–1830, 30 double and 11 single plates, pen and ink and wash drawings with watercolor highlights.Estimate: €80,000/120,000 They are two sides of the same architectural coin: Charles Percier (1764–1838) and Pierre-François Fontaine (1762–1853) worked together to create a new style steeped in Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquity. They wended their way

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