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"Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Panel

2010.27.1.2 (RS109718)

Description

French Scenic wallpaper "Palais-Royal" pattern. Panel depicts two women in Empire gowns playing badminton. A dog lying on a blanket looks on. Floral arcade and half of a columned and domed gazebo appear in the background. 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. Small fragments of green and brown three dimensional paper attached to right side. Removed from a ca. 1800 house in Hopkinton, New Hampshire.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1805-1810
Location of origin
France
Object type
Building Component
Places
France
Descriptive terms
Wallpaper
wallpapers
Dimensions
68 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2010.27.1.2
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Ann Morse and Brooks Banker
GUSN
242875
Reference Notes
In Odile Nouvel's book this panel is listed as "Length 2: 'Le volant,' by Bosio from 'Le Bon Genre,' no 11"
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Wallpaper Details

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

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