Decorative wallpapers

In the late 18th and in the 19th centuries, linked to an extraordinary flourishing in their production, wallpapers became very fashionable in decoration. This production, in tune with the style and taste of time, was based both on the great strengths of decorative artists and designers, and on a skilled workforce of the highest calibre. From the rich collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, we have chosen the more spectacular ones, those whose exuberance and incredible beauty meet the modern required form.