This scenic wallpaper comes from the House of George Sand in Nohant (Berry, France). It decorates the "'Aurore room", the writer's granddaughter, located on the 1st floor. It was designed and manufactured by the Parisian workshop Petitjean which presented it at the World Fair of 1889 in Paris and which enabled it to win the silver medal. Driven by the ambient "Japonism", Gabrielle (George Sand's second granddaughter) chose in 1893 this "Japanese decor" for her bedroom. This panorama takes up all the themes of Japanese prints with its cranes, cherry blossoms ("sakura"), plum blossoms ("Ume"), peonies ("Botan"), chrysanthemums ("kiku")...
To bring new life and modernity to this wallpaper, Le Grand Siècle commissioned a photo shoot on the Nohant site. Our workshop then carried out a long and meticulous digital restoration. This very precious version is printed on a gold leaf wallpaper, entirely handmade. For printing, a backing white is applied before the colors are printed, which gives the patterns a beautiful lacquered effect. Fragile, this wallpaper requires professional hanging.
Collection from the George Sand House (Nohant)
Photographic credit : @CMN/ Benjamin Gavaudo