(A) By the artist L. Philibert Gourat, "Perouges, L'eglise et forteresse." Just take in the perspective! Tiny, exacting details -- such as the weathered stones where the ground meets the building -- give this carving its real-life quality. This carving measures about 16 wide, a foot tall. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

  

(B) Another carving by the artist L. Philibert Gourat. This is doubtless how carriage traffic traversed the Alps "way back when..." way pre-autoroute! Carved from a single piece of wood, with amazing dimension, in a solid walnut frame. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

(C) The artist (Merle Freier) has captured the youthful exhuberance of this darling youngster, non? Measuring 14 3/4 by 11 3/4, it's gouache or a similar medium. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

(D) This beauty has never seen the light of day (except to be photographed). Which is to say, there is no fading of its colors -- they leap off the paper! The printer was Charles Verneau of Paris, noted along the right side; to my eye the registration is excellent. It's a stone lithograph, original "de l'epoch." The condition of the paper is near-mint. It's never been folded, and any creasing is absolutely shallow and minuscule, and will "go away" when you have the poster linen-mounted (if you so choose). On the very exterior border of the paper (not the image) there is a little funkiness in a couple of places where the poster was slightly crumpled when it was rolled up, but just a little wrinkling. And, there's a repaired one-inch tear on the top right corner in the border (NOT the image), repaired on the back with acid-free museum-quality tape. There are no stains or other compromises to the image. There is a date of 1897 along with the words "Exposition Bruxelles" on the poster, but this relates to the fact that the amazing paint being hawked here won an award at the exposition that year, not when the poster was made. A local poster purveyor told me with certainty that this poster was published in 1910; they just sold their last one, and had researched the matter. I'm not going to bore you with lurid tales of the "retail value" of this, but suffice it to say that I've seen it offered, linen-backed, at well over $1000 (your price, a mere shadow of that telephone number). The poster measures 55 by 40. This is the last near-perfect (as detailed here) of a small lot of seven which I purchased 25 years ago! (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

(E) H. A. Dworkin's stirring "Jungle Contrasts," a litho with saturated, rich colors (it's been rolled up all these decades); not dated but surely from the 30s or 40s (from Studio City, CA, as noted in the margin). Image measures 37 1/2 by 29 3/4, 46 by 35 overall, including the margins. In super condition, but needing to be mounted or linen-backed. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

(F) Signed SCHWATZEK, bottom right, a vintage ski poster. Measurements: 24 1/2 wide, 39 1/2 high. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

    

(G) I suspect this is a stone litho and it appears to be signed in pencil by the artist (you'd have to be French to have a clue how it reads!). It's entitled "Gracieuse," thank you very much. Including the gold-leafed frame, it's about 21 by 26. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(H) Think of the wrinkles in this brilliant French poster as "gone," which is what they will be the instant it's mounted on linen. Otherwise, we have a mint-condition original lithograph poster from... the roaring 20s (some slight tearing in the margins)? It measures 31 1/2 inches high and 47 wide, including the borders. A super size for a fun, decorative poster, so gloriously Art Deco- stylized; not overwhelming as so many tend to be. The printed matter in the upper left-hand corner reads: LITHO FINOT 40 Rue des Marais, Paris. (e-mail Jack for a price)