Domino board picock blue peonies A3 . 1810

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Domino board picock blue peonies A3 . 1810

Atelier Boulard

8,33 €

Made by the manufacturer Boulard, this domino paper features a flowery ramage made up of pomegranate flowers, carnations, and peonies. The original design measures H47XL35 cm and was printed by means of engraved wooden-blocks in 3 colors. To give life and modernity to this beautiful 19th century wallpaper, our workshops carried out a long digital restoration.

To give life and modernity to this beautiful wallpaper from the 19th century, our workshop carried out a long digital restoration. This wallpaper with floral motifs was created in the spirit of domino papers.

Patterns are printed on light ivory 300g vellum paper (stiff), format A3. The boards are sold in sets of 3, they cannot be purchased individually.

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

Factory
Factory

Located at 19 rue des Carmes in Orléans (which still exists), the Boulard workshop was active from 1810 to 1842. It was a "late" workshop because the golden age of domino papers is dated from the 2nd half of the 18th century. Orleans is one of the main places for the manufacture of decorated papers in France. The city had very great domino manufacturers such as Huquier, Sevestre-Leblond, Letourmi and Perdoux. At the beginning, Anne Boulard was employed by Jean-Baptiste Letourmi, then she set up on her own around 1810, bought the Jean-Baptiste Letourmi holdings in 1812 and married Michel Rabier, domino manufacturer and paper merchant. The couple then made the business grow until 1843.

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date of creation

1810

Anecdote
Anecdote

Coming from central and eastern Asia, peony has long been regarded as "the queen of flowers" in China. Introduced in Europe at the end of the 18th century and named “white peony” (it was only known under this color), it had great success at the end of the 19th century, in particular for its beauty. and its scent. The flower owes its botanical name to Péon, one of the oldest healing gods in Greek mythology. In the Iliad, Hades, the god of the underworld, wounded by an arrow of Heracles, is entrusted to the care of Peon who heals him with a decoction of peony seeds applied to the wound. Perceived for a long time as a medicinal plant, both in Europe and in Asia, it was considered the absolute remedy for tumors, infections and neurological problems.

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Details
Details

The barely visible signature of this domino paper lets figure out « Boulard Anne ». This signature corresponds to the early days of the workshop: after an experience into the Letourmi domino manufacturer, Anne created her own workshop rue des Carmes in 1810 and signed "Boulard, Anne" until 1812, when she married Michel Rabier. Consequently, their domino papers are signed "Rabier-Boulard" or "Rabier-Boulard, Michel".

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