The saturated purple ground adds a vibrancy to the more traditional floral pattern. The use of intense color on wallpaper increased greatly with the introduction of synthetic pigments. While first appearing on wallpaper around 1900, the variety and saturation of colors was never more apparent than those found on papers beginning in the 1920s, where less printed ornament revealed more of the boldly colored grounds.
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Sidewall (France); Manufactured by J. Grantil Company (France); machine printed on paper; 2010-31-281
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.