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Paper Bed Valance

1991.1267A-C (RS35188)

Description

Three rectangular lengths of floral patterned polychrome printed wallpaper, with shaped lower edges bound with a paper binding. The valences are backed with brown paper and dated newsprint from 1780. (The patterns are of brightly colored prints: red, purple, blue, green and black vine-like sprigs of various flowers.) Probably English wallpaper. A & B are side pieces and C is an end piece.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1780-1800
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
bed valances
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
Dimensions
11 x 76 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1267A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2816

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