Wallpaper

Wallpaper
Title
Wallpaper
Date 
ca. 1834
Medium 
Paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 20 x 27 x 9 in. ( 50.8 x 68.6 x 22.9 cm )
Description 
Twelve sections of "Vue de L'Amerique du Nord" panoramic wallpaper, depicting a view of New York City and its bay seen from Weehawken and the fortifications and parade ground at West Point. Complete series originally comprised 32 panels.
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
1951.477
Gallery Label 
These block-printed panoramic wallpaper panels, from Zuber et Cie's "Vue de l'Amerique du Nord," were reportedly removed from an old house in Versailles, France. Another version of this wallpaper was salvaged from the parlor of a Federal period house in Maryland and installed in the Diplomatic Recetpion Room of the White House in 1961.
Provenance 
Purchased from John Kenneth Byard, Norwalk, CT.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group