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2001.281.146A-C (RS185294)

Description

Partial roll and two fragments of wallpaper once part of the stock of Boston retailer A. H. Davenport. "Vine" pattern designed by William Morris. Scrolling grapevine with fruit on a background of willow leaves. Block-printed in four greens and red on metallic gold ground. Paper is embossed with a pebble texture and varnished.\n

Details

Maker
A.H. Davenport (Retailer)
Morris, William (Designer)
Jeffrey & Co. (Manufacturer)
Date
1873
Design date.
Inscriptions
"Morris & Co" (printed)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States; England; London, England
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
22 3/8 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.146A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
273531

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
grape
vine
willow leaf
pebble
Design Technique
Varnished
Period/Style
Aesthetic
Form
unused
Paper Finish
Embossed
Pattern Name
Vine
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 20 5/8, print width 21 (inches)
Design Technique
Varnished

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