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2001.281.72 (RS182187)

Description

Wallpaper fragment from a home in Westford, Massachusetts. This gilt figure wallpaper is roller-printed with bleeding heart sprigs in metallic gold and red flocking on dove gray ground. The paper is not stamped or embossed. Straight repeat.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1865-1875
Inscriptions
"The only wallpaper on the front room of this 120 yr old house in Westford Mass." (handwritten)
"1970/120=1850" (Someone's figuring of the current year minus age of house equals date house built)
Associated Building
Used At , 1st Floor Room.
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
39 x 19 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.72
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
272799

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Bleeding Heart
Floral
Gilt
flock
Design Technique
Gilt
Period/Style
Gilt Figure
Form
unused
State
Original
Theme
Bleeding Hearts
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 9 3/4, print width 18 1/2 (inches)
Design Technique
Gilt

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