Lot 208: Two stevensgraph menus from the Cafe Martin

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:46:34

Lot 208: Author: N/A; Title: Two "Stevensgraph" style silk menus from the Café Martin; Place Published: New York; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: 1904 & 1906; Description: Two machine-woven silk ribbons with printed menus for the Café Martin. Approximately 10¾x3¾" and 9¾x3¾", each with a pictorial vignette at the head.A spectacular pair of the rare silk menus from New York's stylish Café Martin, the gathering spot for the "beau monde", located on 26th Street in Manhattan, at the former location of Delmonico's. The earlier menu, June 2, 1904, features a nouveau vignette of two young ladies within a crescent moon, very much in the style of Alphonse Mucha; the latter menu, January 26, 1906 features a harlequin couple. Rare. Condition: A touch browned; fine. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $500-800
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