Wallpaper made in Paris by Jean-Baptiste Réveillon. Starting in the 1760’s, his firm continued until the revolution came and a mob burned everything, forcing him to climb over a wall and flee.

Wallpaper. 1788.
Wallpaper. 1788. Block printed, hand painted, and gilded on handmade paper. Pierre Cietti, designer (1752-1794). Image © Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York. Fair use license. via https://www.cooperhewitt.org/2019/11/01/a-stellar-arabesque/?utm_source=Cooper+Hewitt+Master+List&utm_campaign=aae478e245-OOTD_RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_%2A%7CDATE%3Ad%2Fm%2Fy%7C%2A&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_461c6416c0-aae478e245-308516337
"Arabesques, Cupids, and Landscapes" design. ca. 1780.
“Arabesques, Cupids, and Landscapes” design. ca. 1780. Woodblock-printed wallpaper. Attributed to Réveillon. Collection of the RISD Museum, Providence. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://risdmuseum.org/art-design/collection/arabesques-cupids-and-landscapes-34942
"Blumentapete" floral design. 18th c.
“Blumentapete” floral design. 18th c. Image © Deutsches Tapetenmuseum, Kassel, Germany / bridgemanimages.com and 2019 meisterdrucke.uk. Fair use license. via https://www.meisterdrucke.uk/fine-art-prints/Jean-Baptiste-R%C3%A9veillon/589436/Floral-wallpaper-design.html

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