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2003.24 (RS174616)

Description

Fragment of stenciled textile wall covering. Black geometric design in the form of a vertical column stenciled on olive, hand painted ground. The stencil pattern includes palmettes, a medallion and fretwork. The color values of the ground appear to have been modified prior to application of the stencil to enhance the effect of the design. The wall covering was found under several layers of paint during repairs to Commandant's House at the Charlestown (Massachusetts) Naval Yard.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1890
Associated Building
Original To Charlestown Navy Yard (Mass.).
Object type
Building Component
Places
Charlestown (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Descriptive terms
wall coverings
Wallpaper
People and organizations
United States Navy
Dimensions
36 1/2 x 9 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2003.24
Credit Line
Gift of Rick Obey
GUSN
272008

Wallpaper Details

Decor Motif
Palmettes
Medallion
Fretwork
Geometric
Design Technique
Stenciled
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Border
Design Technique
Stenciled

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