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Dado Or Frieze (France), 1805–15

This is a Dado or frieze. It is dated 1805–15 and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is block printed on handmade paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

This frieze or dado paper was made to appear like gilt-bronze appliqués to the wall. A similar frieze at the top of the wall is visible in the interior watercolor by Rumeau nearby. It illustrates the choice of similar motifs for interior decoration and the objects in these interiors.

This object was catalogued by Calvin S. Hathaway. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

Overall: 119.5 x 36 cm (47 1/16 x 14 3/16 in.)

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Dado Or Frieze (France), 1805–15; block printed on handmade paper; Overall: 119.5 x 36 cm (47 1/16 x 14 3/16 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1931-45-79

In addition to Tablescapes: Designs for Dining, this object was previously on display as part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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