"Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Panel

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1805-1810

GUSN

GUSN-242943

Description

French Scenic wallpaper "Palais-Royal" pattern. Half panel depicts a man and a woman walking arm and arm in front of a smooth stone wall with vase shaped balusters. Arched arcade with pilasters in background. Other half of panel does not appear to be in the set. Panel framed by a leafy arch at top and tree like column on left side [column on right has been cut off]. 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 6 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Ann Morse and Brooks Banker

Accession Number

2010.27.1.24

Reference Notes

In Odile Nouvel's book this panel is not pictured. However, since all of the other panels in the set correspond to a pictured panel in the book this half section of panel is probably "Length 19: 'La main chaude,' from 'Le Bon Genre,' no. 13."

Places

France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Ground Color

Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Period/Style

Scenic