Domino board Poppy A3 . 1750

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Domino board Poppy A3 . 1750

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Produced in the second half of the 18th century, this domino board produced by an anonymous manufacturer (or by "Les Associé(s) ?) probably located in Orléans, represents ramages and poppies. Originally, the black patterns were printed with an engraved wooden board and the colors applied with a stencil.

To give life and modernity to this beautiful domino paper from the mid-18th century, our workshops carried out a long digital restoration.

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

Factory
Factory

The notice of this domino paper indicates "anonymous manufacturer Orléans?". Its style and graphic repertoire suggest that it may be the workshop "Les Associé (s)". Installed rue Saint-Jacques in Paris and active from 1758 to 1778, was this Parisian workshop really Parisian or rather a group of domino manufacturers from Orleans who found this trick to escape Parisian taxes and sell their goods more easily in the capital?

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date of creation

1750

Anecdote
Anecdote

Preserved at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, this domino paper is described in its notice as "fireplace screen with domino decorated with poppies on the face and Chinese paper on the reverse". As was customary in the 18th century, fireplace screens made of wood were very often covered with a decoration in their center (tapestry, wallpaper or domino paper). Here, for example, the fireplace screen from Marie-Antoinette's bathroom at the Château de Saint-Cloud, dated 1788.

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Details
Details

Preserved at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, this domino paper is described in its notice as "fireplace screen with domino decorated with poppies on the face and Chinese paper on the reverse". As was customary in the 18th century, fireplace screens made of wood were very often covered with a decoration in their center (tapestry, wallpaper or domino paper). Here, for example, the fireplace screen from Marie-Antoinette's bathroom at the Château de Saint-Cloud, dated 1788.

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