Sidewall blue knots diptych

This is one of our favorite papers in our entire collection, and an example of several we have that simply defy easy stylistic categorization. In fact, we can't even be sure if this paper was used on a wall, on a ceiling, or as part of a suite of coordinated papers in a room set. All we can say is that we could spend hours gazing at its undulating coils and loops...

More beautiful than photos capture, the subtle colors are accented by a light metallic gold center-line running through the pattern elements. Our unique diptych treatment appears at first glance to be a symmetrically mirrored set, however closer inspection reveals the intricate organic beauty of this pattern, which balances order and chaos in a most astounding fashion.

American, manufacturer unknown, c.1885-1890. View Ready-to-Hang item.