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"Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Panel

2010.27.1.4 (RS109751)

Description

French Scenic wallpaper "Palais-Royal" pattern. Panel depicts a man wearing a turban and a woman in a bonnet standing in the bottom left corner. Stone steps lead up to a structure hung with scalloped and tasseled curtains. Part of a dragon fountain appears in bottom right corner. 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

Maker
unknown
Date
1805-1810
Location of origin
France
Object type
Building Component
Places
France
Descriptive terms
Wallpaper
wallpapers
Dimensions
68 x 18 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2010.27.1.4
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Ann Morse and Brooks Banker
GUSN
242877
Reference Notes
In Odile Nouvel's book this panel is not pictured. It is listed as "Length 15: Unidentified Scene"
Related Items
Title "Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Accession number 2010.27.1

Wallpaper Details

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

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