Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1800-1810

GUSN

GUSN-291431

Description

Single rolled wallpaper border produced by Jacquemart et Bénard, Paris, France. White, stylized flowers with three blooms alternates with a single green leaf on pink ground. A white band of repeating geometric floral motifs runs above the primary pattern, a band with arches and stripe of cord printed in light blue, red and purple runs below it. Block-printed in white, two greens, black, gray, light blue, red and purple on pink ground. Wove paper in partial sheets. The border is identical to paper lining a Chinese tea box (1809-1811) given to Mary Latrobe by Dolley Madison. It is believed that the paper was also used to cover the walls of a parlor in the Madison White House.\n

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wove paper
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper

Maker

Jacquemart et Bernard (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Paris, France

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

10 3/4 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1007

Places

Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Pink

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Border

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Stylized flower
Leaf
arches
cord