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18th Century Bernard Direx Geometric Renderings in Frames

US$1,400per set


A pair of framed French 18th century Bernard Direx renderings. This is a pair of framed geometric renderings from French artist Bernard Direx in custom silvered wood frames. Each rendering was originally part of a larger book, and are copper plate engraved (a printing process by which a plate was etched or engraved with the image and then put through a press, hence the slight depression around the margin of the sheet). They are labeled as "Gnomonique" Suppl Pl. 4 & "Gnomonique" Suppl Pl. 5. Gnomonique is a French term, from the Greek gnomon indicator, which is the art of designing, calculating and plotting sundials or circles, as commonly used in architecture and science. This pair of French 18th framed renderings would beautifully decorate an office, hallway or den. Should you be interested in a larger collection of these pieces, we currently have three additional pair available at this time.


  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 21 in. (53.34 cm)Width: 16 in. (40.64 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    18th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Light wear throughout consistent with age and use. Please refer to the various additional photos for further condition details.
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Accessory #19571stDibs: LU876414987192

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    US$175 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Atlanta, GA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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