"Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Panel

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1805-1810

GUSN

GUSN-242958

Description

French Scenic wallpaper "Palais-Royal" pattern. Panel depicts a woman in Empire dress sitting on a bench with a dog. A man stands behind her. Curved wall with corinthian columns and floral and latticework roof pictured in background with half of a fountain. Panel framed by a leafy arch at top and tree like columns on sides. Panel is glued together with 2010.27.1.28 and 2010.27.1.29. Block printed in grisaille on blue ground. Original manufacturer and designer are unknown. Removed from a circa 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

68 1/4 x 58 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Ann Morse and Brooks Banker

Accession Number

2010.27.1.30

Reference Notes

In Odile Nouvel's book this panel is listed as "Length 6: A young woman seated on a bench reading a letter."

Places

France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Ground Color

Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Period/Style

Scenic