Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (French, Paris 1879–1933 Paris)
36 x 22 1/2 in. (91.4 x 57.2 cm)
Gift of Association des Amis de Musée des Années 30, 2005
Not on view
Ruhlmann used the same basic motif—a stylized Cedar of Lebanon tree set within an irregular circle—on this wallpaper and a related textile (1985.320.1). The pattern was produced in alternate colorways.
the designer, Paris (until 1933); his assistant Jules Deroubaix, Paris (1933–87; sale, Sotheby's, Monte Carlo, April 5, 1987, sold to Seydoux); Sophie and Jérome Seydoux, Paris (1987–2001; their gift to Musée des Années 30); Musée des Années 30, Boulogne-Billancourt (2001–5; gift to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of French Art Deco," August 4, 2009–January 23, 2011, no catalogue.
Emmanuel Bréon. Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann: The Designer's Archives. Vol. 2, Interior Design. Paris, 2004, p. 66.
Emmanuel Bréon and Rosalind Pepall, ed. Ruhlmann: Genius of Art Deco. Exh. cat., Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Paris, 2004, p. 295.
Jared Goss. French Art Deco. New York, 2014, pp. 189–90, 262, no. 52b, ill. (color, overall and detail).