Contributed by Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum
This fragment of a wallpaper border is said to have hung in Montpelier, the Thomaston mansion built by Major General Henry Knox in 1794.
It was probably purchased from George Betrault of Philadelphia, a French upholsterer.
The full border featured landscape scenes alternating with Grecian figures. This piece shows evidence of having been hung over a plain yellow paper, probably also purchased from Betrault.
About This Item
- Title: Wallpaper border, Knox mansion, ca. 1795
- Creation Date: circa 1795
- Subject Date: circa 1795
- Town: Thomaston
- County: Knox
- State: ME
- Media: Paper
- Dimensions: 16.5 cm x 30 cm
- Local Code: P-103
- Object Type: Physical Object
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Montpelier, The Henry Knox Museum (Thomaston, Me.)--Decoration
- Knox, Henry, 1750-1806--Homes and haunts--Maine--Thomaston
- General Knox
- Major General Knox
- paper hangings
- wall hangings
For more information about this item, contact:Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum
P.O. Box 326, Thomaston, ME 04861
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