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2001.281.108 (RS186063)

Description

Wallpaper fragment from Barnstable, Massachusetts. Floral patterned paper printed with repeating open blooms, similiar to a hibiscas, and palm fronds. Block-printed in orange, yellow and red on blue ground. Multiple handmade paper pieces, cut into various sizes and attached in different directions.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1835
Inscriptions
"Norman Hayes Barnstable, house built 1790 / second paper" (Dorothy Waterhouse note?)
Associated Building
Original To Hayes House.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
53 x 20 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.108
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
273089
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
flower
palm frond
floral
habiscas
folaite
Period/Style
Floral
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Theme
Floral
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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