Wallpaper border, Knox mansion, ca. 1795

Contributed by Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum

Description

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.

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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

For more information about this item, contact:

Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum
P.O. Box 326, Thomaston, ME 04861
(207) 354-0180
Website

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