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French Scenic wallpaper "Palais-Royal" pattern. Panel depicts a group of five women in Empire dresses. One woman is seated on a bench with another woman crying in her lap. The three other women are standing and watching. Curved and arched wall with openwork balustrade appears in background with floral arches potted in two large urns. 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.
67 3/4 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Mary Ann Morse and Brooks Banker
In Odile Nouvel's book this panel is listed as "Length 12: Five women at play, from Bosio, 'Le Bon Genre,' no. 14."
Title "Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Accession Number 2010.27.1