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2001.281.93AB (RS182174)

Description

Two fragments of Renaissance Revival floral stripe wallpaper from the Clapp House, Dorchester, Massachusetts. Small climbing vines of multi-colored flowers grows up a gray vertical stripe that runs along the left side of roll. The rest of the roll is printed with gray strapwork and scrolls forming loose medallions draped with floral swags and hanging vines Block-printed in green, mauve, brown, orange, blue and gray on a white polished ground. Straight repeat.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1845-1855
Inscriptions
"Clapp House / Dorchester" (handwritten)
"Clapp - Dorchester" (Dorothy Waterhouse note?)
"G7s" (Waterhouse pattern reference?)
Associated Building
Original To Clapp House.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Dorchester (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Renaissance Revival
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
34 1/4 x 21 7/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.93AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
272950
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.1189

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
floral
sprig
stripe
scroll
swag
dots
strapwork
medallion
vines
Design Technique
Polished
Period/Style
Renaissance Revival
Floral Stripe
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 20 3/4, print width 20 1/2 (inches)
Design Technique
Polished

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