Pavona - Sylvie
This flamboyant, vibrant peacock design is a beautiful example of late-19th century wallpaper printing. Found on a lobby wall at Erddig in Wales, it was hung in the 1870s, and has the painterly finish of a traditional Chinese silk. Showing peacocks perched on branches, accessorised by flowers, leaves and birds, the subject is typical of wallpapers and fabrics produced to satisfy the western elite’s interest in Chinese design. Supplied in a standard 10m roll, there are three panels, each 3.25m in height with a width of 52cm, making the full repeatable design 1.56m wide.