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"Palais-Royal" Wallpaper

2010.27.1 (RS109742)

Description

French Scenic wallpaper "Palais-Royal" pattern. Twenty length pattern depicts groups of men and women walking, sitting, riding horses, reading, and playing games. Each panel framed by a leafy arch at top and tree like columns on sides. Block printed in grisaille on blue ground. Original manufacturer and designer are unknown. Removed from a ca. 1800 house in Hopkinton, New Hampshire.

Details

Label
Centennial Acquisitions Exhibiton, October 22nd-23rd, 30th-31st, 2010:<br/> In early nineteenth-century New England, wallpaper was a luxury, and scenic wallpapers like this one were an extravagance. Scenic papers were designed to fill an entire room without repeating a pattern. This example shows three of the thirty-one panels that came from a house in Hopkinton, New Hampshire. The paper may have been installed in preparation for Lafayette’s visit to the town in 1825.
Maker
unknown
Date
1805-1810
Location of origin
France
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
France
Massachusetts (United States)
Salem (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
Accession Number
2010.27.1
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Ann Morse and Brooks Banker
GUSN
241606
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Period/Style
Scenic
NeoClassical
Pattern Name
Palais-Royal
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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