1820 bird and twig fragment wallpaper executed in gouache, shown at the American Antique Dealers Association Spring show in NYC.
Philip Coleck Ltd also has an unhung set of four consecutive panels similar to a set in the V&A London, plus a fifth, from the same period, but in a different background.
Look at the vibrancy of color in this nearly 200 year old panel.
Chinese bird and twig panels are important because they were verey commercial, and are still being painted today in China. These are full scale floor to ceiling designs executed in 20-30 panels which basically paper a 20 x 20 foot room. They are expensive.
In wall paper, as the repeat gets larger, the price goes up.
In rugs, as the repeat gets smaller, the price goes up.
This fundamental difference will be an ongoing discussion in this section as we show examples of wallpapers in different repeat sizes made with different production techniques.