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"Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Panel

2010.27.1.24 (RS109725)

Description

French Scenic wallpaper "Palais-Royal" pattern. Half panel depicts a man and a woman walking arm and arm in front of a smooth stone wall with vase shaped balusters. Arched arcade with pilasters in background. Other half of panel does not appear to be in the set. Panel framed by a leafy arch at top and tree like column on left side [column on right has been cut off]. 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 6 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2010.27.1.24
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Ann Morse and Brooks Banker
GUSN
242943
Reference Notes
In Odile Nouvel's book this panel is not pictured. However, since all of the other panels in the set correspond to a pictured panel in the book this half section of panel is probably "Length 19: 'La main chaude,' from 'Le Bon Genre,' no. 13."
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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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