Manufacture Jacquemart & Bénard
This decorative wallpaper was produced by the Jacquemart & Bénard manufacture, in 1799. It displays jasmine flowers among a luxuriant foliage. The original décor was printed by means of engraved wooden-blocks, that applied 15 different colors on joined together paper rolls, whose background had been brush smoothed.
To revitalize this lovely wallpaper from the very end of the 18th century, our workgroup has carried out a meticulous digital restoration.
Be careful! This design is not connectable. Several strips cannot be hung side by side: the connections will not match.
Collection of la Bibliothèque Nationale de France
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In 1791, the Paris Manufacture Jacquemart & Bénard succeeded the Manufacture Réveillon 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.
At the pivotal period of the 18th and 19th centuries, wallpaper manufactures would reproduce lots of foliage, flowers and arbours. Queen Marie-Antoinette’s liking for the country style had great influence on the decorative arts of the time. She especially loved delicate flowers like jasmine, the scent of which she was fond of.
Let this sort of wild life into homes was the expression of a new link between man and nature. Similarly, English gardens were highly valued, eclipsing geometric French “parterres”.
Because of the Manufacture special attention to botanical exactness, the jasmine flowers on this decorative wallpaper look quite realist. At that time, and under the influence of the painters specialized in flowers, plant drawings targeted exactitude and realism. The type of dense representation - as illustrated by this jasmine - was called “charmilles”. Other sorts of flowers have been shown on “charmilles” : daisies, lilac, or chestnut flowers for example.
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 65cm X height 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.