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Decorative Panel (France), 1805–1815

This is a Decorative panel. It was attributed to Xavier Mader. It is dated 1805–1815 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 donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and Sarah Cooper Hewitt. 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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Decorative Panel (France), 1805–1815; Attributed to Xavier Mader ; 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

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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