MacFarlane Memorial Room. Wallpaper. Festival scene. Detail: Pavilion.
19th c American Chinoiserie Graphic Arts
(active 18th c - )
Minneapolis. Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Period room meant to represent the formal parlor of a wealthy Boston merchant c. 1800. The walls are covered in hand-painted scenic Chinese wallpaper of mulberry paper (1800-20). The scene is of an outdoor festival celebrating the sons of civil servants.