Tag Archives: Wallpaper

Not Throwing Away My “Kempshott”: Treatment of Two 18th-Century Wallpaper Pilasters

Have you ever wanted to know more about what goes on behind the scenes at the Saint Louis Art Museum, like how works of art are conserved and prepared for exhibition? In preparation for new updates to the Museum’s decorative arts galleries, conservators, curators, and exhibition designers recently prepared sections of the 18th century Kempshott… Read More »

Beasts, Mistresses, and Interior Decorating: A Story about the Kempshott Wallpaper

What do the French Revolution, the British monarchy, and the American Great Depression all share in common? Surprisingly, the answer is 25 panels of wallpaper in the collection of the Saint Louis Art Museum. The wallpaper was created around 1790 by the Parisian company Arthur & Robert, not long after the beginning of the French… Read More »