"Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Panel

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1805-1810

GUSN

GUSN-242876

Description

French Scenic wallpaper "Palais-Royal" pattern. Panel depicts a group of three women in Empire dress, a child, and a man standing around a barrel (playing a game?) Half of a columned and domed gazebo appears 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

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
Wallpaper

Pattern

Palais-Royal

Additional Identification Number

55.1
767

Related Items

Title "Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Accession Number 2010.27.1.8
Title "Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Accession Number 2010.27.1

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

68 x 19 5/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Ann Morse and Brooks Banker

Accession Number

2010.27.1.3

Reference Notes

In Odile Nouvel's book this panel is listed as "Length 1: 'Les oublies,' by Bosio from 'Le Bon Genre,' no. 79"

Places

France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Ground Color

Blue

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Period/Style

Scenic