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"Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Panel

2010.27.1.15 (RS109711)

Description

French Scenic wallpaper "Palais-Royal" pattern. Panel depicts a woman in Empire dress seated on a square block. She is fanning herself and a parasol lies on the ground near her feet. An old woman with a cane stands behind her. A staircase with a decorative "S" shaped railing and a griffen on a pedestal 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. 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
67 5/8 x 19 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2010.27.1.15
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Ann Morse and Brooks Banker
GUSN
242927
Reference Notes
In Odile Nouvel's book this panel is listed as "Length 10: Woman with a child."
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
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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