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French Scenic wallpaper "Palais-Royal" pattern. Panel depicts a woman in Empire dress seated on a square block. She is fanning herself and a parasol lies on the ground near her feet. An old woman with a cane stands behind her. A staircase with a decorative "S" shaped railing and a griffen on a pedestal 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. Removed from a ca. 1800 house in Hopkinton, New Hampshire.
Title "Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Accession Number 2010.27.1
67 5/8 x 19 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Mary Ann Morse and Brooks Banker
In Odile Nouvel's book this panel is listed as "Length 10: Woman with a child."