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2001.281.106 (RS186060)

Description

Wallpaper fragment from the Clapp House in Dorchester, Massachusetts. English Pillar and Arch pattern block-printed and stenciled. Architectural elements in light blue, gray and black on gray ground. Floral swags and leaves, in green, pink and red, adorn the architectural elements. A small piece of floral border, matching the floral elements in the sidewall paper, can be seen along the bottom edge of the fragment. For more fragments of the matching border, see 2001.281.386A-D.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1765-1770
Inscriptions
"Clapp / Dorchester / House where our / offiers were quartered during / Revolutionary period" (Dorothy Waterhouse note?)
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Original To Clapp House.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
England (United Kingdom) [country]
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
42 1/4 x 21 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.106
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
273083
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Border Accession number 2001.281.386A-D

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Architectural
swags
floral
pillar
arch
urn
egg and dart
acanthus leaf
Design Technique
Stenciled
Period/Style
Pillar & Arch
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: print width 42 1/4 (inches)
Design Technique
Stenciled

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