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Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum

Wallpaper border, Knox mansion, ca. 1795

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Wallpaper border, Knox mansion, ca. 1795
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Description

This fragment of a wallpaper border is said to have hung in Montpelier, the Thomaston mansion built by Major General Henry Knox in 1794.

It was probably purchased from George Betrault of Philadelphia, a French upholsterer.

The full border featured landscape scenes alternating with Grecian figures. This piece shows evidence of having been hung over a plain yellow paper, probably also purchased from Betrault.

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