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"King Ahasuerus" Wallpaper Panel

2010.91.2 (RS161264)

Description

Framed "King Ahasuerus" wallpaper fragment. Man seated on throne with a domed top, under a large arch with egg and dart molding. Border at top of black floral swags. Block-printed in tans, black, and white. Mounted on linen. 42" repeat.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1785-1800
Inscriptions
"King Ahasuerus/circa 1660-1670/Made in England/from first Tavern in Dedham, Mass." (Ink inscription, handwritten by Dorothy Waterhouse)
Location of origin
United States
Associated Building
Original To .
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
United States
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
Dimensions
70 1/2 x 19 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2010.91.2
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
243690
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
King Ahasuerus
pillar
arch
egg and dart
floral swags
Period/Style
Pillar & Arch
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Laid
Pattern Name
King Ahasuerus
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 42 (inches)

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