Napoleon’s Egyptian campaign (1798–1801) ignited a fascination with ancient Egypt that continued into the Victorian era, when the Egyptian Revival design style permeated decorative arts. This ebonized and polychromed pedestal with its painted lotus flowers provides a striking example of the style; the pedestal and wallpaper serve as perfect and elaborate compliments to each other. The use of metallic ink on the paper lend a dramatic glow to the wall. Special thank you to @bradburywallpaper for making this exhibition possible. “The Victorian Papered Wall” is on display pre-security in the International Terminal and online at: https://bit.ly/VictorianPaperedWall This image was posted on August 17, 2022.