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Wall fragment with wallpaper

2005.2.2A-C (RS207126)

Description

Wall fragment (in three pieces) with board, plaster, and wallpaper removed from the second Harrison Gray Otis House, Boston. Pieces B and C are horsehair plaster with paint (pale yellow on C, white on B) and wallpaper adhering. Wallpaper is a stylized floral medallion printed in gray and yellow on a light blue ground. Piece A is wallboard from which plaster samples were taken; board still shows layers of lath, yellow plaster, striped plaster, and an earlier striped wallpaper in green, dark red, brown, and light blue on a tan ground.\n \n

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1810-1825
Location of origin
France
Associated Building
Original To Second Harrison Gray Otis House, Bathroom. Original location Second Harrison Gray Otis House.
Material
fibrous plaster
horsehair
lath
paint (coating)
painting (coating)
plaster
wallpapers
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
fibrous plaster
horsehair
lath
paint (coating)
painting (coating)
plaster
Wallpaper
wallpapers
Dimensions
50.5 x 7 x 4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2005.2.2A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Amos and Barbara Hostetter
GUSN
103292
Related Items
Title 24 Accession number 2005.2.1

Wallpaper Details

Decor Motif
medallion
floral
Period/Style
medallion
State
Original
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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