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"Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Panel

2010.27.1.18 (RS109715)

Description

French Scenic wallpaper "Palais-Royal" pattern. Panel depicts two groups of people, one man and one woman in each. The couple in the foreground are seated in chairs looking over the backs at one another. The couple in the background are standing, the woman is leaning on a chair putting on her shoe while the man holds out a hand to assist her. Greek temple facade in 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 3/4 x 19 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2010.27.1.18
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Ann Morse and Brooks Banker
GUSN
242930
Reference Notes
In Odile Nouvel's book this panel is listed as "Length 18: 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
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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