"Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Panel

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1805-1810

GUSN

GUSN-242880

Description

French Scenic wallpaper "Palais-Royal" pattern. Panel depicts two women in Empire gowns playing badminton. A dog lying on a blanket looks on. Floral arcade and half of a columned and domed gazebo appear in the 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. Small fragments of green and brown three dimensional paper attached to right side. Removed from a ca. 1800 house in Hopkinton, New Hampshire.\n

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
Wallpaper

Pattern

Palais-Royal

Additional Identification Number

55.1
767

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

67 1/4 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Ann Morse and Brooks Banker

Accession Number

2010.27.1.7

Reference Notes

In Odile Nouvel's book this panel is listed as "Length 2: 'Le volant,' by Bosio from 'Le Bon Genre,' no 11"

Places

France

Related Items

Title "Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Accession Number 2010.27.1.2
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Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Ground Color

Blue

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Period/Style

Scenic