Sidewall (France), 1760–65
Many of the wallpapers the founders collected are strong examples of a style, or produced by a premier manufacturer, but not always in the best condition. Close inspection of this paper traditionally referred to as India figure or chintz figures shows the paper is actually an amalgamation of many smaller pieces pasted together to complete the design with missing areas being recreated to complete the design. This is one of the earliest wallpapers in the Cooper Hewitt collection.
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 92.5 x 57 cm (36 7/16 x 22 7/16 in.)
It is inscribed
Pieced together with painted restoration.
Cite this object as
Sidewall (France), 1760–65; block printed on handmade paper; H x W: 92.5 x 57 cm (36 7/16 x 22 7/16 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1931-45-10