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Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz


Vintage wallpaper panels, as well as 20th-century and contemporary decorative arts.

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phone (212) 759-6048


Allegories of the Arts

Allegories of the Arts, neoclassical wallpaper decor designed by Percier and Fontaine.

Rare décor designed by Percier et Fontaine, architects of Napoleon, and most probably the only wallpaper décor they created. 

Wood-block printed , attributed to Jacquemart and Bénard, manufacture, Paris, 1798-1800. 

In a neo-classical style, the six Allegory figures are individually enframed by pilasters and draperies, in an array of sepia and green tones- achieving an exquisite palette.

No other full version of these six Allegories is known to exist

Six Allegories  depicted:
- Agriculture (gardening)
- Engraving
- Architecture
- Music 
- Painting and Sculpture 

The original drawing of two Allegories, Painting and Sculpture, is in the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.

An identical wallpaper version of two Allegories, Architecture and Music, is in the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.


Statue of Armide

Gardens of Bagatelle/ English Gardens

Chinese panel

Revolution period panel

Reveillon Arabesque

Paul Follot decor


Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz brought up in an avant-garde art world, was trained as an art historian at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.
Over the years, she has become “the” specialist in vintage wallpaper decors, dating from the XVIIIc to the 1950’s. She has pioneered the rediscovery of this unique mural art form, reintroducing it in non-traditional and contemporary settings. Bi-cultural, she is based both in Paris and New York. Private dealer – she advises collectors, designers, and corporations, and exhibits as well at major international art fairs.

Many of her rare vintage papers have been acquired by important institutions such as
• Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
• Philadelphia Art Museum
• Boston Museum of Fine Arts
• Chicago Art Institute
• Musées des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
• Kunstgewerbemuseum Staatliche, Berlin