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What is this?

Plaid ground overlaid with flowering branches. Printed in blue, bright pink, dark pink, green and dark yellow on a blue ground.

Why is this in our collection?

This is one of 60 machine-printed samples proposed for acquisition. These papers were at one time part of a larger sample booked issued by the Isidore Leroy Company in Paris and date to approximately 1930. Leroy was one of the first French wallpaper companies to turn to machine printing. In 1858, they patented a process to improve the transfer of color on surface prints. Throughout the 19th century, the firm’s reputation was equal to that of the Zuber et Cie. During the 1920s, the firm continued to produce high quality wallpapers with designs by René Crevel, Robert Duflos, Emile-Alain Séguy, and Henri Stephany. One of Séguy’s designs is included in this collection. His use of bold color and... more

This is a sidewall sample from France. It is dated ca. 1930 and we acquired it in 2001. Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment and Friends of Wallcoverings Funds.

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Its dimensions are

Overall: 76 x 46.5 cm (29 15/16 x 18 5/16 in.)

This object was produced by Isidore Leroy Company

This object was fund: General Acquisitions Endowment and purchased from Robert Altman

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