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1981.156 (RS27121)

Description

Unused sample. Pattern of scrolling vines and fruit embellished with serpents and winged dragons. Stenciled in dark red on gilt ground. Embossed and lacquered.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1884-1916
Location of origin
Japan
Object type
Building Component
Places
Japan
Descriptive terms
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
A.H. Davenport/Irving & Casson
Dimensions
27 3/4 x 36 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1981.156
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Ellis, Sr.
GUSN
177202
Reference Notes
Catherine Lynn's book has a photograph from an advertisement of the English firm Rottman, Strome and Co.'s Japanese Leather Papers that was originally published in the "Journal of Decorative Art" (April 1884). "Wallpaper in New England," pg. 243-245. fig
Related Items
Accession number 1981.155 Relationship used as the frieze in a photograph/advertisement for Rottman, Strome and Co.'s Japanese Leather Papers
Accession number 1961.371.1&2 Relationship same paper (Wise Collection)

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Japanese Leather
Decor Motif
scrolling vines and fruit
winged dragons and serpents
Design Technique
Stenciled
Form
Unused
Paper Finish
Embossed
Gilt; Lacquered
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 26 1/2 (inches)
Design Technique
Stenciled

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