French

A Whole Lot of Pattern Going On


Historically, wallpapers were rarely designed to be used alone, and wallpapers would always have been paired with at least one border. Along with the multiple patterns on the wall it was also fashionable to paper ceilings from about 1850 up into the 1950s. The use of a single wallpaper in a room, or just papering one wall, is a fairly recent notion.
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From Background to Foreground: Looking at an 18th-century Wallpaper


The centerpiece of this exhibition is a late-eighteenth-century French arabesque-patterned wallpaper, printed by Jean-Baptiste Réveillon,  "Manufacture Royale" under Louis XVI. The Réveillon wallpaper, discovered by Sarah and Eleanor Hewitt in 1900, is part of the Museum's permanent collection of wallcoverings—the largest collection of its kind in the United States.
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