A tour de force of Moorish pattern and rich multi-metallic coloring, this paper would have been used in conjunction with numerous other designs in the same exotic vein to create stunning smoking rooms or elaborate interior treatments in the Orientalist style in high-Victorian homes.
Our panel-mounted remnant, paired with an equally rare and unusual Robert Graves paper of the same late-1880s period, is shown here in a sleeping niche inspired by a culture even farther east - Japan. The hand-crafted wood construction and earth-toned plaster walls make a perfect setting for this pair of unique 125-year-old papers.
M.H. Birge & Sons, c.1887-1888. View Ready-to-Hang item.