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2001.281.66 (RS182184)

Description

Wallpaper fragment mounted on paperboard. Anglo-Japanese style pattern made up of blocks in varying sizes. Each block contains a a different stylized flower with foliage. Pin dots, spider webs, greek keys and other geometric designs are employed as backgrounds and to frame the boxes. Roller-printed in yellow, blue, red, cream and olive on black ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1890
Inscriptions
"483 N 1 / A.W.P.M.A." (pattern number, print run number 1, American Wall Paper Manufacturer Association)
"Property of WATERHOUSE WALLHANGINGS, INC. / 38 WAREHAM STREET / BOSTON, MASS. 02118" ("Property of" is handwritten, the rest of the text is a stamp)
"Phinney" [?] (uncertain of the word and what it refers to (pattern name, original donor name, location??))
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
18 1/2 x 19 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.66
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
272763

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Flowers
Floral
Foliage
Period/Style
Anglo-Japanese
Pattern No.
483
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 15 1/2, print width 19 1/4 (inches)

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