Cay Views of Italy, light sepia
"Dufour was the leading French maker of scenic wallpapers during the French Empire and Restoration periods. ... Known for fine engravings of views of Paris, London and Constantinople..."--Wendy Moonan, Antiques, NYT'92
Customize new editions of masterworks for your visionary space: Hand printed scenic wallpapers by Dufour of Paris, enjoyed for two centuries by the beau monde in salons and historic estates, return in over 20 fine new editions available from Alderman, to inspire new audiences with stunning downtown sidewalk display windows at Seaver & McLellan.
Design connoisseurs travel from all over the country to see these expansive antique French scenes, Views of Italy and the Bay of Naples wallpaper formerly seen only in historic house museums such as Winterthur, or Moffat-Ladd House in Portsmouth NH and the Cambridge Historical Society on Brattle Street. Yet Seaver & McLellan stage the most fascinating crossroads of styles where stark ivory mid century modern molded fiberglass Finnish touchstones animate the outdoor-indoor sidewalk-salon and walkabout wallpaper invites you to join the perambulations and conversations among a 19th century Mediterranean mix of cultures from east and west, Asia and Africa and Europe as one time capsule of the world's busiest seaport -- steps away from the contemporaneous quintessential New England brick waterpower dam and manufacturing plant, Jaffrey Mills.
Summer, fall, winter and spring, four new antique and modernist elegant style stage sets have appeared overnight in the window. Last summer, outdoor off-white flat metal structural picnic furniture cast dramatic shadows without cushions. Fine carved antiques for fall. For the holidays, evergreens, a giant urn, crystal chandelier, poinsettias and a decorative tree. Saarinen in spring. Photos on instagram @AldermanArts.
Enjoy Cay Dufour, Views of Italy and the Bay of Naples, panorama in light sepia tone. Identical to a Dufour panorama in MacLean VA Aspire Show House, printed for Alaina Michelle Ralph Interior Design, Charleston @alainamichelleralph.
Fine digital custom coloration and printing by Wallquest. Samples and estimates from Holly Alderman.