Brief 7 pp. introductory text including history of the site, followed by 16 lithographic plates of the "Maison Quadrille" and surrounding property built for Jean-Georges Schickler, a noted Prussian banker, designed by Marchebeus and with plates engraved by Joseph Langlumé, including an overview of the grounds, floor plans, elevations, architectural details, and sketches of various rooms such as the vestibule, salon, and bathroom. Some toning and foxing throughout. Oblong 4to. Leather-backed boards with label mounted to front cover, rubbing along extremities, possible prior restoration. N.p., n.d. (1820). Inscription in ink to inside front cover from Marchebeus to his friend Eugene Dubreuil, architect to the King from 1824 to 1848, who took part in construction projects including the Palais and Parc de Saint-Cloud, Fontainebleau, and the Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory.
The Maison Quadrille was designed and built in the Empire style according to the Neoclassical principles devised by Percier and Fontaine. The plates in this volume are a fairly early example of utilizing the relatively new lithographic process to depict architectural plans and details. Very scarce; as of January 2018, WorldCat does not locate a single holding in a North American institution. Book ID: 48799