I'm frequently asked about antique dog-related items for sale, and yes, we have them at Paris Hotel Boutique!
I just love vintage dog items from portraits & engravings, to books & collars. When I came across this out-of-print French book, Vies de Chiens, I was astounded by the beautiful photos of old precious kennels, collars, leashes, clothes, dogs in royal courts and lists of dog owners from the 16th-19th centuries.
The book is entirely in French, but the photos are great, and if you read French, all the better! I own a white toy poodle, so I love the cover too.
The book was published in Paris by editor, Alain De Gourcuffin with 150 pages featuring an exhibition of canine accouterments and art that was held in Paris between the 15th of December 2000 and the 31st of March 2001.
I would love to amass a large collection of vintage dog memorabilia. Imagine a wall of old dog portraits!
Hope you enjoyed the photos!