Manufacture Jacquemart & Bénard
This decorative wallpaper was created in 1799 by the Jacquemart & Bénard manufacture. The original model (also presented in our collection) displays exotic multicolored flowers, which, in this version, have been changed into cyan blue, emerald green and mustard yellow. It was originally printed in more than 20 colors by means of engraved wooden-blocks, on a brush-smoothed background of joined together rolls.
To revitalize this beautiful wallpaper from the very end of the 18th century, our workgroup has carried out a meticulous digital restoration.
Collection of la Bibliothèque Nationale de France
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In 1791, the Paris Manufacture Jacquemart & Bénard succeeded the Manufacture Révéillon destroyed by the Revolutionaries in April 1789. Therefore and until 1809, the Jacquemart & Bénard manufacture will be renowned throughout Europe. Very creative, it produces more than a hundred models of wallpaper every year. It is especially good at reproducing plant-like motives as well as light and diaphanous fabrics according to the fashion launched by Queen Marie-Antoinette (embroideries, trimmings, ribbons, lace, festoons of precious stones, pleats, draperies, texture effects…). Not only the Manufacture takes part in the decoration of public buildings, but it is also involved in official ceremonies. For example, it was commissioned by the Convention Government to decorate the Palais des Tuileries.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, the West countries were fascinated by the Far East countries. Spread by trade companies, the oriental imagery and decoration codes influenced the European tastes. Wallpapers from China and India, in particular, enjoyed great success. Thus, the Paris manufactures progressively took these new likings into account. Distancing themselves from the original models, they created their own patterns, giving birth to the style “Chinoiseries”. Decorators and designers, in several branches of the decorative arts, were very good at making use of this style, with symbols like pagodas, vases or exotic flowers.
On the original model (as you can see on the round photo) cows and sheep are peacefully settled at the bottom of a tree. In the 18th century, the genre painting was highly fashionable, and there was an increasing representation of rural scenes and everyday life on wallpapers and decorative arts in general. Nevertheless, we have decided to remove this charming little flock to give this artwork a more contemporary character.
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.
Non-woven wallpaper 150g/ square meter
Total dimensions: width 120cm X height 250cm or 350cm
Decorative wallpaper sold in 2 rolls of 62cm 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.