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Border (France), 1815

This is a Border. It was designed by Xavier Mader and manufactured by Joseph Dufour et Cie.. It is dated 1815 and we acquired it in 1998. Its medium is block printed on handmade paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

Wallpaper frequently imitates luxe materials such as stone, exotic woods, leather, and draperies, offering a less expensive alternative. Oftentimes, the material being imitated is not available in the quantity needed or can’t be manipulated in the manner desired, while wallpaper offers an easy-to-hang alternative.

This object was donated by The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology. It is credited Gift of The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology.

Its dimensions are

Overall: 29 x 93 cm (11 7/16 x 36 5/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Border (France), 1815; Designed by Xavier Mader ; block printed on handmade paper; Overall: 29 x 93 cm (11 7/16 x 36 5/8 in.); Gift of The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology; 1998-75-165

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Virtue in Vice.

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