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Sidewall - Samples, European Wallpapers: Modern Designs, 1928

This is a Sidewall - samples. It was distributed by Katzenbach and Warren, Inc.. It is dated 1928 and we acquired it in 1969. Its medium is machine printed on paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

This small color swatch is cut from a larger design of soaring doves and falling roses. The pastel colors and widely spaced motifs with no secondary pattern speak to modernism. The rendering of motifs in a flat and minimal style keep the design timeless and express the structural simplicity found in Poiret’s clothing.

It is credited Gift of Lois and William Katzenbach.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 22.5 × 30 cm (8 7/8 × 11 13/16 in.)

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Sidewall - Samples, European Wallpapers: Modern Designs, 1928; Distributed by Katzenbach and Warren, Inc. (United States); machine printed on paper; H x W x D: 22.5 × 30 cm (8 7/8 × 11 13/16 in.); Gift of Lois and William Katzenbach; 1969-167-1-6

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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