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2001.281.133 (RS185295)

Description

Wallpaper fragment from the stock of Boston retailer A. H. Davenport. Imitation of 18th-century French silk brocade. Large floral bouquet featuring roses with floating lacy ribbon and bowknots. Block-printed in two greens, two browns, tan, rose, ochre and gilt on a dark blue ground. Straight match.\n

Details

Maker
A.H. Davenport (Retailer)
Zuber Et Cie (Manufacturer)
Date
1880-1900
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States; France
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
embossed wall coverings
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
25 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.133
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
273455
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 1981.93 Relationship same pattern, also originally from stock of A. H. Davenport. Ellis Collection.
Title Wallpaper Accession number 1981.108 Relationship Same pattern, different colorway.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
brocade
floral
rose
bouquet
basket
ribbon
bow knot
Period/Style
Imitation textile
Form
unused
Paper Finish
Embossed
State
Original
Theme
Floral
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: print width 18 1/2 (inches)

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