"Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Panel

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1805-1810

GUSN

GUSN-242930

Description

French Scenic wallpaper "Palais-Royal" pattern. Panel depicts two groups of people, one man and one woman in each. The couple in the foreground are seated in chairs looking over the backs at one another. The couple in the background are standing, the woman is leaning on a chair putting on her shoe while the man holds out a hand to assist her. Greek temple facade 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

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

67 3/4 x 19 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Ann Morse and Brooks Banker

Accession Number

2010.27.1.18

Reference Notes

In Odile Nouvel's book this panel is listed as "Length 18: Unidentified scene."

Places

France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Ground Color

Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Period/Style

Scenic