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Wallpaper Border

2001.281.1007 (RS196369)

Description

Single rolled wallpaper border produced by Jacquemart et Bénard, Paris, France. White, stylized flowers with three blooms alternates with a single green leaf on pink ground. A white band of repeating geometric floral motifs runs above the primary pattern, a band with arches and stripe of cord printed in light blue, red and purple runs below it. Block-printed in white, two greens, black, gray, light blue, red and purple on pink ground. Wove paper in partial sheets. The border is identical to paper lining a Chinese tea box (1809-1811) given to Mary Latrobe by Dolley Madison. It is believed that the paper was also used to cover the walls of a parlor in the Madison White House.\n

Details

Maker
Jacquemart et Bernard (Manufacturer)
Date
1800-1810
Location of origin
Paris, France
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
wove paper
Object type
Building Component
Places
Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France)
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wove paper
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
10 3/4 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1007
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
291431

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Stylized flower
Leaf
arches
cord
Form
Unused
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Border
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 7 1/8, print width 7 1/2 (inches)

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