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Sidewall, Amazone

This is a sidewall. It was manufactured by André Groult. It is dated 1925–28 and we acquired it in 1958. Its medium is machine printed paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

Groult was an important designer of the French art deco style. This wallpaper follows in that vein with its bold styling and uncluttered design. The stylized figures in riding gear, well-groomed animals, and tropical flora, suggest leisure pursuits on country estates. This design conveys the patterned surfaces and curved forms frequently used in Groult interiors and furnishings.

This object was donated by Teresa Kilham. It is credited Gift of Teresa Kilham.

  • Textile, Falcon Hunt
  • silk, metallic thread (metallic threads are wrapped on a core of cotton thread).
  • Gift of Robert Fletcher.
  • 1997-112-1

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 91.8 × 57.5 cm (36 1/8 × 22 5/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in right selvedge: Andre Groult, Paris; handwritten in right selvedge: Dessin par Jose de Andrada.

Cite this object as

Sidewall, Amazone; Manufactured by André Groult (French, 1884–1967); France; machine printed paper; H x W x D: 91.8 × 57.5 cm (36 1/8 × 22 5/8 in.); Gift of Teresa Kilham; 1958-80-5

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

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