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Fireboard

1949.1099 (RS182852)

Description

Fragment. The scenery figure paper comes from a fireboard and features a framed scene focused on a bridge leading to a port town on the other side. Gentlemen and ladies in the foreground engage in conversation. Printed in three blues, three greens, grey, white, red, beige and two browns on a slate ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1850
Location of origin
France
Associated Building
Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.). Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Places
Possibly France
Descriptive terms
Fireboard
fireboards (fireplace equipment)
wallpapers
Dimensions
23 5/8 x 26 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.1099
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
177313
Reference Notes
"Off the Walls", 1985 SPNEA

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
port town
bridge
boats
ladies & gentlemen in period dress
dog
Period/Style
Scenery figure
Form
Fireboard
State
Original
Theme
maritime
Paper Type
Machine Made

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