Rare 'panoramique' wallpaper art could bring $15,786 in Paris auction

Here's a quick look at the latest goings-on in France's art markets. Notable upcoming sales include this rare French art piece billed as "Campagnes romaines, rare papier peint panoramique". It is auctioning in Paris, tomorrow (February 9).

The 'artwork' is actually wallpaper. The anonymous work dates to 1810-1820 and features a panoramique view dotted with Italian monuments, rendered in shades of brown on cream paper.

This wallpaper artwork's original designer is unknown, although it's originality has been confirmed by experts.

There are 25 strips in total. Noted landmarks depicted in the landscape include the Temple of Vesta, the columns of the Temple of Castor and Pollux, and the portico of Octavia.

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Perfect for the spare bedroom? The Campagnes romaines wallpaper art

The auctioneer's lot notes mention gaps and splits in the work. More details on the condition of the wallpaper are available on request.

How much could historic wallpaper of this calibre set you back? It carries an €8,500-12,000 (approximately $15,786) presale estimate.

While this wallpaper fascinates collectors for its artistry, how about owning some unique wallpaper linked to an important historical figure?

Prior to becoming the 16th President of the United States in 1861, Abraham Lincoln and his family lived at 413 South Eighth Street in Springfield.

It would be the only home Lincoln ever owned - and Paul Fraser Collectibles has unique fragments of wallpaper from Abraham and Mary Lincoln's bedroom for sale.

You can find out more about the historic wallpaper fragments here.


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