Manufacture Jacquemart & Bénard
This decorative wallpaper was produced by the Jacquemart & Bénard manufacture, in 1805. It represents a quadillage enhanced with flowers and peacock feathers. The original decor was printed by means of engraved wooden-blocks on joined together paper rolls. To revitalize this lovely wallpaper from the very end of the 18th century, our workgroup has carried out a meticulous digital restoration. This very beautiful wallpaper with geometric ornaments was created in the spirit of domino papers.
Collection of la Bibliothèque Nationale de France
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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.
Originally, this wallpaper was very damaged and had a dark khaki background color. We have chosen to make it brighter to give it more modernity. At the end of the 18th / beginning of the 19th century, it was quite common for manufacturers to smooth the backgrounds of their wallpapers with this type of green / mastic color, which corresponded to the tastes of the time.
The patterns on this design, despite a very geometric overall look, are a graphic tribute to peacock: we find the feathers surrounding the diamonds but also the evocation of the wheel in the central patterns. Funny detail: the center of the feathers is made up of 2 embedded hearts...
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
Manufacturing time: 20 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.