"Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Panel

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1805-1810

GUSN

GUSN-242949

Description

French Scenic wallpaper "Palais-Royal" pattern. Half panel depicts two women seated next to an empty chair. The lower part of another woman's white dress is visible [the other half of the panel is 2010.27.1.10]. Cylindrical building with crescent shaped weathervane in background. Panel framed by a leafy arch at top and tree like column on the right side [the left side column has been cut off]. Block printed in grisaille on blue ground. Original manufacturer and designer are unknown. Small fragments of green and brown three dimensional paper attached to the upper left corner. Removed from a ca. 1800 house in Hopkinton, New Hampshire.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Wallpaper

Pattern

Palais-Royal

Additional Identification Number

55.1
767

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

67 5/8 x 5 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Ann Morse and Brooks Banker

Accession Number

2010.27.1.26

Reference Notes

In Odile Nouvel's book this panel is listed as "Length 4: 'Le baiser a la Capucine,' by Dutailly from 'Le Bon Genre,' no. 65."

Places

France

Related Items

Title "Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Panel Accession Number 2010.27.1.10
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