"Palais-Royal" Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1805-1810

GUSN

GUSN-241606

Description

French Scenic wallpaper "Palais-Royal" pattern. Twenty length pattern depicts groups of men and women walking, sitting, riding horses, reading, and playing games. Each 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

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper

Label

Centennial Acquisitions Exhibiton, October 22nd-23rd, 30th-31st, 2010:
In early nineteenth-century New England, wallpaper was a luxury, and scenic wallpapers like this one were an extravagance. Scenic papers were designed to fill an entire room without repeating a pattern. This example shows three of the thirty-one panels that came from a house in Hopkinton, New Hampshire. The paper may have been installed in preparation for Lafayette’s visit to the town in 1825.

Pattern

Palais-Royal

Additional Identification Number

55.1
767

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Ann Morse and Brooks Banker

Accession Number

2010.27.1

Places

Salem (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
France

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Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Ground Color

Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Period/Style

Scenic
NeoClassical