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1969.336.1A-D (RS180854)

Description

Wallpaper fragments. Geometric pattern of repeating rectangles with stylized flower or star motifs. Printed in white and black on a grey ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1796-1797
Inscriptions
"FIRST ACCOUNT TAKEN/56" (stamp on verso The words are in a circle with a crown in the center. There is further handwritten inscription on verso, but it is undecipherable because it has been cut.)
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Original To Harrison Gray Otis House, First House (Boston, Mass.), 1st Floor Room.
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
England (United Kingdom) [country]
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
Dimensions
11 1/2 x 13 5/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.336.1A-D
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
177640
Reference Notes
Wallpaper in New England, fig. 22.2 pg. 97, p. 96-97
Related Items
Accession number 1969.336.2- Relationship layers of wallpaper in room (1969.336.2-.11)

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
rectangles
stylized oval flowers or stars
Period/Style
Geometric
Form
Wall Fragment
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 7, repeat width 3 1/2 (inches)

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