"Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Panel

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1805-1810

GUSN

GUSN-242936

Description

French Scenic wallpaper "Palais-Royal" pattern. Panel depicts a gentleman in riding dress holding a shotgun talking to a woman in Empire dress and shawl. Building with pointed arches, pilasters and roof balustrade 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. Narrow strip of blue paper and fragments of green and brown three dimensional paper attached to top right corner. Removed from a ca. 1800 house in Hopkinton, New Hampshire.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
Wallpaper

Pattern

Palais-Royal

Additional Identification Number

55.1
767

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

68 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Ann Morse and Brooks Banker

Accession Number

2010.27.1.23

Reference Notes

In Odile Nouvel's book this panel is listed as "Length 13: A huntsman and his horse."

Places

France

Related Items

Title "Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Accession Number 2010.27.1

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Ground Color

Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Period/Style

Scenic