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"Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Panel

2010.27.1.26 (RS109729)

Description

French Scenic wallpaper "Palais-Royal" pattern. Half panel depicts two women seated next to an empty chair. The lower part of another woman's white dress is visible [the other half of the panel is 2010.27.1.10]. Cylindrical building with crescent shaped weathervane in background. Panel framed by a leafy arch at top and tree like column on the right side [the left side column has been cut off]. Block printed in grisaille on blue ground. Original manufacturer and designer are unknown. Small fragments of green and brown three dimensional paper attached to the upper left corner. 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
Dimensions
67 5/8 x 5 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2010.27.1.26
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Ann Morse and Brooks Banker
GUSN
242949
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 2010.27.1.10 Relationship Left half of panel
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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