Description After Léon Gruel's death in 1923, Paul Gruel took over his father's firm. Many of the designs attributed to him exhibit stylistic characteristics of Art Deco. This Egyptian-inspired binding employs a technique called "onlay." The book was covered in a single piece of black leather; leathers of different colors were then pared extremely thinly and adhered to the base leather to form the pattern.
- Bookbindings from the Gilded Age. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
Provenance Owned by Henry Walters, Baltimore, before 1931; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, before 1931
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