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Antique wallpapers of French Museum of Decorative Arts

2015-06-03 | ZOOM

Papiers de Paris announces a commercial agreement with French "Musée des Arts Décoratifs", making possible to use dans le cadre de projets décoratifs in today's decorative projects


 

A unique antique wallpaper collection from the 18th to 20th century



The french Museum "Musée des Arts Décoratifs" own one of the most important antique wallpaper collection in the world.

Besides important collection of Zuber wallpaper, last traditional french manufacture still working, we can find some importante pieces from all the other manufactures from the 18th century, including Reveillon, Dufour, Desfossé...

Scenic wallpaper murals



The Museum has a series of well conserved antique wallpapers. A very interesting collection, as decors are often near their original state.

 

Papier peint panoramique Desfossé
Le Brésil, Manufacture Desfossé, 1862  - Photo: Les Arts décoratifs - Jean Tholance - Voir la notice - Reproduction sur papier intissé -

Papier-peint-edenL'Eden, Manufacture Desfossé, 1861 - Photo: Les Arts décoratifs - Jean Tholance - Voir la notice - Reproduction sur papier peint intissé

 
La révolution de 1830 - Manufacture Deguette & Magnier - Photo: Les Arts décoratifs - Jean Tholance - Voir la notice - Reproduction sur papier peint intissé -
 

Decorative panels



The Museum own as well an important collection of decorative panels of Manufacture Reveillon, and many neo classical inprired decors, like the Story of Psyché by Dufour.

 

Papier-peint Dufour: Histoire de Psyché
Histoire de Psyché, Manufacture Dufour, 1862 - Photo: Les Arts décoratifs - Jean Tholance - Voir la notice

Les Arts Décoratifs



Born in 1882 from the venture of  "L'Union Centrale des Beaux Arts appliqués à l'Industrie" and the "Société du Musée des Arts Décoratifs", the Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs (UCAD) becomes an association with the purpose of' "maintain in France the Culture of Arts that pursue the realization of beauty in the usefull '.

In 2004, UCAD becomes  "Les arts Décoratifs"

Based on 3 sites in Paris, "Les Arts Décoratifs" are a Museum, a library and a school

Papier peint panoramique Eden - Détail

Détail du papier peint "L'Eden" - Photo Les Arts décoratifs - Jean Tholance
Détail du papier peint "Révolution de 1830" - Photo Les Arts décoratifs - Jean Tholance
 

Conservation of antique wallpapers



The wallpaper department of the museum, in association with the Institut National du Patrimoine, has developped a unique knowledge in conservation of antique wallpapers and gained a worldwide reputation


Each conservation is a special project, from fundraising to realization in the studios of the Museum


Here are some documents abour wallpaper conservation

 

Restauration de papiers peints / INP

Restauration insitu "Les vues d'Italie"