Wallpaper

Object Number: 
1951.477
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Provenance: 
Purchased from John Kenneth Byard, Norwalk, CT.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group