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Why is this in our collection?

The majority of this group of wallpapers proposed for acquisition are loose pages removed from two French art deco sample books produced by the J. Grantil Company between 1928 and 1930. The samples are a mix of exuberant and vivid designs, in both modern and traditional styling. There are many examples of matching sidewall and border papers, sidewall coordinates, and independent sidewall papers. The sidewall coordinates could be used alone or together, creating some very striking interiors. A number of the samples have applied lithograph illustrations showing these coordinates in situ. The two books contain similarly styled papers though there are no duplicates. Many of the samples have unique textural... more

This is a sidewall from France. It is dated 1928–29 and we acquired it in 2010. Gift of Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz.

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Its medium is

machine-printed on paper

Its dimensions are

L x W: 75 x 47 cm (29 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.)

This object was manufactured by J. Grantil Company

This object was donated by Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz

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