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1966.488 (RS198592)

Description

Wallpaper fragment. The design consists of a slightly pointed arch springing from Gothic columns to which shields and flags are attached. Two putti rest on top of the arch and three figures in classical garb are under a canopy within the arch. Yellow ground.

Details

Maker
Appleton Prentiss (Manufacturer)
Date
1786-1800
Location of origin
United States
Associated Building
Original To Stephen Robbins House.
Object type
Building Component
Places
United States
Descriptive terms
Wallpaper
wallpapers
Dimensions
55 1/8 x 22 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1966.488
Credit Line
Gift of Ellen A. Robbins Stone
GUSN
176696
Reference Notes
"Wallpaper in America," pg. 84, fig. 33-20 "Wallpaper in New England," fig. 11.3 & 11-b, pgs. 64-67
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
putti
swags
arches
canopy
shields
flags
trumpets
columns
three classical figures
Period/Style
Pillar and Arch
Form
Wall Fragment
Paper Finish
Laid
Pattern Name
Arch
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 41 (inches)

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