Architecture / Features & Decoration
1740 - 1750
Chinese bast paper, black ink and various pigments.
210 x 1360 mm
Uppark House and Garden, West Sussex (Accredited Museum)
Fragment of Chinese wallpaper of 'bird and flower' type, including part of a pair of pheasants, the outlines woodblock-printed and the colours added by hand. Along the lower edge of the fragment is a European paper fillet cut into a chinoiserie fretwork pattern. The fragment was conserved and mounted on backing paper by Sandiford and Mapes Ltd.
Originally hung in the Little Parlour in about 1750, probably through the agency of architect James Paine (1717-89), covered over with another wallpaper in about 1770 and rediscovered following the 1989 fire. .