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"Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Panel

2010.27.1.10 (RS109706)

Description

French Scenic wallpaper "Palais-Royal" pattern. Panel depicts a man and woman kissing. They are seated back to back on the ground in the bottom right corner. Another man kneeling on an Empire chair is applauding. A dog is running away at bottom left. A stone railing with squat vase shaped balusters appears in the background. A long narrow strip from panel 2010.27.1.8 has been glued along the right side. The top arch is not aligned. The correct strip for the right side of the panel is 2010.27.1.26. 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 17 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2010.27.1.10
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Ann Morse and Brooks Banker
GUSN
242886
Reference Notes
In Odile Nouvel's book this panel is listed as "Length 4: 'Le baiser a la Capucine,' by Dutailly from 'Le Bon Genre', no. 65."
Related Items
Title "Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Panel Accession number 2010.27.1.26 Relationship Correct half of panel for right side
Title "Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Panel Accession number 2010.27.1.8 Relationship Panel that right side strip was taken from
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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