Walzin Chinoiserie

Walzin Chinoiserie

The Wallpapers originating form the last quarter of the 18th century has a running design of flowering trees and bamboos with exotic birds: the ground below has grassy mounds and colourful waterfowl.

These elegant papers were both printed and painted by hand on to art paper, using luscious colours such as malachite, azurite and the deep rich crimson of carmine. The Walzin Chinoiserie is known to have been part of the private collection of the 9th Duke and Duchess of Norfolk and may well have been used in the redecoration of Norfolk House, St james Square, London (1748-52).

Private Collection, Chateau de Walzin