Joseph Rameé, distributed by
Messrs. Virchaux & Co.
"Design of double columns, ornamented
with grapes and vine leaves--another part ornamented with losanges,
placed horizontally forming the intervals"
Color block prints from wood engravings
Prints & Photographs
between 1810 and 1820 (146.7)
The distribution rights for this wallpaper design by Joseph Rameé
was obtained by the Philadelphia firm of Messrs. Virchaux &
Co. Philadelphia had become the center of wallpaper production in
the United States by the end of the eighteenth century, although
French influence continued to dominate the design of domestic papers.
Subjects ranged from commemorative and panoramic scenes to designs
drawn from architecture and nature, like the garland adorning these
two tromp l'oeil columns.