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Saturday, March 08, 2014

cat wallpaper, france 1800

Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, EST LI-23. Marked public domain
I posted some antique dog-themed wallpaper a while back.  Here's a look at some French wallpaper, dating from around 1800, featuring two peaceful scenes:  a bird on a fence, and a young woman preparing a meal while (you guessed it) a cat lifts a beseeching paw.  You can see that better in the detail below:

Manufacture Chapillon. Papier à motif répétitif. Motif répétitif à deux chemins, en quinconce, alternant un oiseau perché sur une barrière et une femme qui donne à manger à son chat : [papier peint]

Translated:  Manufacture Chapillon. Repeating pattern paper. Repeating pattern to two paths, staggered, alternating a bird perched on a barrier and a woman who feeds her cat: [wallpaper] (English)


Katnip Lounge said...

Where do you FIND these things??? So cool.

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