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Spring . 1875

Manufacture Desfossé & Karth

250,00 €

Created in 1875 by the Desfossé & Karth manufacture, this decorative wallpaper displays blooming branches and multicolored birds. Originally, it was printed in more than 20 colors on engraved wooden-blocks, on joined together paper rolls, the background of which had been hand brushed.

To revive this lovely wallpaper and bring it up to date, our workgroup has carried out a meticulous digital restoration.

Be careful! This design is not connectable. Several decors of 120cm wide cannot be hung side by side: the connections will not match.

Collection of Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris               
Photographic credit: @MAD Paris/ Jean Tholance

Factory

Factory

Founded in 1851, the Manufacture Jules Desfossé is one of the most important in France and Europe. In 1853, after Jules Desfossé had joined with Hippolyte Karth, the Manufacture was named Desfossé and Karth. It distinguishes itself by a purchase policy of printing wood-blocks and a close collaboration with the artists of the time. Firmly rooted in the Second Empire, and considered as the best, this Manufacture offers wall papers with themes in the taste of time, though sometimes nearly decadent.

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date of creation

1875

Anecdote

Anecdote

The 18th and 19th centuries had a great liking for animal design on wallpapers. Domestic animals, such as dogs, sheep, goats, horses, cows; farmyard animals : cocks, hens, chicks; wild animals too : stags, ducks or – as displayed on this Spring wallpaper - birds and insects.
Because of the many details involved and the numerous colors needed, wallpapers with birds and insects used to be top-of-the-range.

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Details

Details

The Desfossé & Karth manufacture has made a brilliant job of foliage and birds - which are beautifully displayed on the panoramic murals Brazil and Eden. Here, the delicate presence of multicolored passerines, sparrows and hummingbirds enchants this Spring wallpaper. 

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Hanging advice

Hanging our wallpapers is done in 3 stages: the preparation of the wall, its pasting, then the hanging. Our strips are hung edge to edge and from left to right in the order indicated on the assembly plan supplied with the rolls. To find out more, consult our Hanging instructions page.

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Specification sheet

Non-woven wallpaper 150g/ square meter 
Total dimensions: width 120cm X height 250cm or 350cm
Standard decorative wallpaper sold in 2 rolls of 60cm x 250cm or 350cm
Matching edge to edge
Manufacturing time: 15 business days
Free shipping from €200
Made in France

Due to the manufacturing process, there could be a variation in color from one production run to the another. If possible, avoid buying different parts of the same design several weeks apart.