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Antique Wallpaper

Printing antique panoramic wallpapers is one of our specialties, it is perhaps even our core business. We put our expertise at your service to allow you to decorate your interiors with reissues of the most beautiful antique wallpapers. Discover our models and how to match them to your interior.

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Domino papers, at the dawn of wallpaper

It can be said: the first ancient wallpapers do not belong to the history of wall decoration, but to that of bibliophily, since they concern the ornamentation of books; they are called "dominoté papers". The term "domino" comes from Italian and means "cap, envelope, mask". The first mentions in texts of the profession of domino maker appear in the second half of the 13th century. The practice was soon regulated: we learn that the dominoes were involved in ornamental work in the margins by intervening on the lettering, the cul-de-lamp and other bands. This is why, in most cases, these decorations presented geometric and floral motifs. As such, the dominoes are not considered as artists and are attached to the corporation of cartiers. In addition, and in order to protect printers and publishers, dominotiers were not allowed to use printing type. Concretely, they have the right to make all kinds of images like marbled papers, fancy papers, playing cards, board games and .... wallpapers! That's why dominoterie is considered the first manifestation of the old panoramic wallpaper; the dominoté papers are decorated with geometric and floral patterns designed on the principle "of the connection": assembled one and another, these dominoté papers form a continuous and repetitive creation. They are then called "hanging papers" or "tapestry papers". Around 1750, the first antique wallpapers appeared in England. In 1763, Jean-Baptiste Réveillon opened a wallpaper factory in Paris. Today, Papiers de Paris offers you the opportunity to discover our re-editions of the most beautiful models of this historical factory, but not only. As a specialist in old style wallpaper, we propose to bring to life all your creative desires.

Oriental inspired antique panoramic wallpapers

Among the particularly popular antique wallpapers are those inspired by Indian and Asian civilizations. This oriental source of inspiration was largely encompassed in what was called chinoiserie. This type of decoration was particularly fashionable in the 18th and early 19th centuries; however, at that time, it was more a question of tontisses rather than wallpapers (tontisses are panels made up of particles of colored leaves, chopped up and fixed by a mordant on a canvas following a pattern). From now on, the precision of the top-of-the-range digital printing of our workshops located in the center of France, allows you to benefit fully from the warmth and the beauty of this type of decoration for an excellent quality-price ratio. Among our references inspired by this inescapable style of the history of antique panoramic wallpaper, we suggest you discover "Chinoiserie 18ème". This chinoiserie represents a decoration made up mainly of branches populated with peacocks, pheasants and other very colorful birds with, in the lower part, small picturesque characters. This creation was originally installed in the apartment of Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint-Laurent; for our reissue, we have solicited Delphine Neny, Best Craftsman of France, in order to offer you the most faithful copy that is.

Antique style wallpapers that replicate antique decor

Another style of antique wallpapers was particularly in vogue in the 18th century: the one that reproduced antique decorations and more specifically Roman. This fashion inherited from the ancient world is explained by the rediscovery and excavation of the cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii (respectively excavated from 1738 and 1748). The rediscovery during the 18th century of Roman cities, buried in 79 AD by the eruption of Vesuvius, remarkably preserved had unprecedented repercussions on the knowledge that we then had of the ancient world and led to a real craze in terms of decoration and ornamentation, so much so that we sought to reproduce on the walls the most beautiful decorations of these exceptional homes as that of the Villa of the Mysteries of Pompeii. More widely, the fashion was then for grotesques; grotesques are in fact purely ornamental decorations composed of somewhat strange subjects, animals and fantastic characters, leafy scrolls as columns... Why are they called that? This is explained by the context of the discovery of these decorations towards the end of the 15th century: painted on the walls of Roman houses buried for centuries and rediscovered buried, these houses made contemporaries think of caves. Among the most popular houses, we find the palace of Nero: the famous Domus aurea. If you too would like to decorate your home or hotel with this type of decoration, it is quite possible thanks to Papiers de Peints and our reproductions of ancient style wallpapers such as with our model "The Four Seasons - Spring - Decorative Panel".

The republishing of antique wallpapers: a specialty of Papiers de Paris

. We have made the reproduction of antique wallpapers our specialty and our trademark. Thanks to digital printing, Papiers de Paris can bring back to life the most beautiful decors created during the past centuries, and this, for an affordable price. For example, we suggest you discover our antique panoramic wallpapers inspired by the 18th century. This is the case of "In the Country": this late 18th century panoramic painted on paper board. It shows a charming country scene with walkers, a horseman or even dogs. You want to know more about our creations and manufacturing methods? Do not hesitate to contact us.

Venus and Psyche  - Wallpaper fond blanc

Venus and Psyche - Wallpaper

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Psyche and her sisters   - Wallpaper fond blanc

Psyche and her sisters - Wallpaper

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Psyche and Cupid  - Wallpaper fond blanc

Psyche and Cupid - Wallpaper

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Reconciliation of Venus and Psyche  - Wallpaper fond blanc

Reconciliation of Venus and Psyche - Wallpaper

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Psyche returning from the underworld  - Wallpaper fond blanc

Psyche returning from the underworld - Wallpaper

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Psyche going to the underworld  - Wallpaper fond blanc

Psyche going to the underworld - Wallpaper

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Psyche and sleeping Cupid  - Wallpaper fond blanc

Psyche and sleeping Cupid - Wallpaper

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Abandoned psyche - Wallpaper fond blanc

Abandoned psyche - Wallpaper

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Psyche saved by a fisherman  - Wallpaper fond blanc

Psyche saved by a fisherman - Wallpaper

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Psyche taken by Zephyr  - Wallpaper fond blanc

Psyche taken by Zephyr - Wallpaper

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The Parents of Psyche  - Wallpaper fond blanc

The Parents of Psyche - Wallpaper

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Chinoiserie 18th - Wallpaper fond blanc

Chinoiserie 18th - Wallpaper

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Monuments of Paris - Wallpaper fond blanc

Monuments of Paris - Wallpaper

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Grisaille landscape - Wallpaper Mural fond blanc

Grisaille landscape - Wallpaper Mural

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Easter Scenes -  antique wallpaper fond blanc

Easter Scenes - antique wallpaper

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Captain Cook's travels - 1804 fond blanc

Captain Cook's travels - 1804

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Walk in a park - Wallpaper mural fond blanc

Walk in a park - Wallpaper mural

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Winter Garden - wallpaper fond blanc

Winter Garden - wallpaper

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Japanese decor - antique wallpaper fond blanc

Japanese decor - antique wallpaper

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Roman Landscapes- antique wallpaper fond blanc

Roman Landscapes- antique wallpaper

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Views of Italy- antique wallpaper fond blanc

Views of Italy- antique wallpaper

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French Landscape - Wallpaper mural fond blanc

French Landscape - Wallpaper mural

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Telemaque in Calypso Island fond blanc

Telemaque in Calypso Island

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1830 revolution - Wallpaper fond blanc

1830 revolution - Wallpaper

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The bath of Psyche - Wallpaper fond blanc

The bath of Psyche - Wallpaper

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Eden - 1861 - wallpaper mural fond blanc

Eden - 1861 - wallpaper mural

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In the countryside - Wallpaper mural fond blanc

In the countryside - Wallpaper mural

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Cinq Sens N°5 - Decorative Panel fond blanc

Cinq Sens N°5 - Decorative Panel

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Cinq Sens N°4- Decorative Panel fond blanc

Cinq Sens N°4- Decorative Panel

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Cinq Sens N°3- Decorative Panel fond blanc

Cinq Sens N°3- Decorative Panel

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Cinq Sens N°2- Decorative Panel fond blanc

Cinq Sens N°2- Decorative Panel

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The french countryside - Wallpaper mural fond blanc

The french countryside - Wallpaper mural

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Antic Harbour scene/1 - Wallpaper mural fond blanc

Antic Harbour scene/1 - Wallpaper mural

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Jardin d'Armide - wallpaper fond blanc

Jardin d'Armide - wallpaper

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Psyché 1/4  -Decorative Panel fond blanc

Psyché 1/4 -Decorative Panel

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Cinq Sens N°1- Decorative Panel fond blanc

Cinq Sens N°1- Decorative Panel

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Chinese wallpaper N°8 - Decorative Panel fond blanc

Chinese wallpaper N°8 - Decorative Panel

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Chinese wallpaper N°7 - Decorative Panel fond blanc

Chinese wallpaper N°7 - Decorative Panel

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Chinese wallpaper N°6 - Decorative Panel fond blanc

Chinese wallpaper N°6 - Decorative Panel

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Chinese wallpaper N°5 - Decorative Panel fond blanc

Chinese wallpaper N°5 - Decorative Panel

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Chinese wallpaper N°4 - Decorative Panel fond blanc

Chinese wallpaper N°4 - Decorative Panel

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Chinese wallpaper N°3 - Decorative Panel fond blanc

Chinese wallpaper N°3 - Decorative Panel

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Chinese wallpaper N°2 - Decorative Panel fond blanc

Chinese wallpaper N°2 - Decorative Panel

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Chinese wallpaper N°1 - Decorative Panel fond blanc

Chinese wallpaper N°1 - Decorative Panel

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18th panels N°4 - Decorative Panel fond blanc

18th panels N°4 - Decorative Panel

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18th panels N°3 - Decorative Panel fond blanc

18th panels N°3 - Decorative Panel

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18th panels N°2 - Decorative Panel fond blanc

18th panels N°2 - Decorative Panel

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18th panels N°1 - Decorative Panel fond blanc

18th panels N°1 - Decorative Panel

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The Four Seasons - Spring - Decorative Panel fond blanc

The Four Seasons - Spring - Decorative Panel

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