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2001.281.123A-C (RS185429)

Description

Two partial rolls and one fragment of Japanese Leather wallpaper from Boston retailer A.H. Davenport. "Peacocks and Amorini" pattern designed by Walter Crane features arabasque motifs with putti, peacocks, comedy tragedy masks, trophy, floral garland and scrolling flora. Stenciled in green on gold ground. Roll (A) has had a number of squares cut from it, fragment (B) may be one of those squares. Roll (C) is intact.

Details

Maker
A.H. Davenport (Retailer)
Probably Rottman & Co. (Importer)
Crane, Walter, 1845-1915 (Designer)
Date
1887
date of design
Location of origin
Japan
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
22 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.123A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
273406

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Japanese Leather
Decor Motif
putti
mouse
peacock
trophy
urn
swag
tragedy comedy masks
foliate
scroll
horn of plenty
pheonix
parrot
Design Technique
Stenciled
Form
unused
Paper Finish
Embossed
Pattern Name
Peacock and Amorini
State
Original
Theme
Classical
Paper Type
Machine Made
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 40, print width 21 (inches)
Design Technique
Stenciled

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