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ca. 1735 (made)
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Panel of red flock wallpaper in two shades, with two and a half lengths of a large design of conventional flowers and foliage; Red flock on paper.
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object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Red flock on paper
Brief Description
Panel of red flock wallpaper in two shades, with two and a half lengths of a large design of conventional flowers and foliage; Red flock on paper; From the offices of HM Privy Council; England; ca. 1735.
Physical Description
Panel of red flock wallpaper in two shades, with two and a half lengths of a large design of conventional flowers and foliage; Red flock on paper.
Dimensions
  • Height: 185.5cm
  • Width: 153.8cm
Dimensions from: Oman, Charles C., and Hamilton, Jean. Wallpapers: a history and illustrated catalogue of the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Sotheby Publications, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1982.
Credit line
Given by the HM Office of Works
Object history
Given by the HM Office of Works.

Provenance: The offices of HM Privy Council



This paper appears to be identical in pattern with the flock paper which was formerly hung in the Queen's Drawing Room at Hampton Court Palace. This was removed when the mural paintings by Antonio Verrio were found underneath in 1899. An Italian brocade of this design is in the Department of Textiles, VAM, no 715-1864. A derivative pattern is E.2234-1966. A reproduction based on this design, entitled 'The Earl of Onslow', was produced by Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd in 1907. See Decorators' and Painters' Magazine (1907).
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Bibliographic Reference
Oman, Charles C., and Hamilton, Jean. Wallpapers: a history and illustrated catalogue of the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Sotheby Publications, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1982.
Collection
Accession Number
E.3594-1922

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record createdDecember 1, 2008
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