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    George Washington: Mt. Vernon Wallpaper Fragments. Three pieces of wall paper that were retrieved as relics from Mt. Vernon, the home of George and Martha Washington. They measure 5" x 8 1/2", 4" x 5 1/4" and 6 1/4" x 3 1/4". They were housed in an envelope which accompanies the lot, inscribed on the front in pencil: "Bits of wall paper torn from a room in the mansion at Mt. Vernon Va. 1885. The paper was imported from Europe and put on the wall by Genl Washington and Genl. La Fayette." The back of the envelope flap says: "Given to HNS by Mrs. Croffert. Harriet Stevens." The paper definitely appears of 18th century vintage and was likely imported from France, perhaps at the recommendation of La Fayette himself. There are the only examples of Mt. Vernon wall paper we have seen.

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    May, 2016
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