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2001.281.250.1A-D (RS181485)

Description

Four wallpaper fragments from the first, or earliest, of three layers of decorative paper from a fireboard. The wallpaper is block-printed with mid-sized, stylized floral medallions in green and black framed by stylized foliate and floral elements in gray on white ground. Two different medallion designs are visible. Printed on partial sheets of laid paper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1840
Inscriptions
"First paper on fireboard" (handwritten)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
laid paper
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Probably United States
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
laid paper
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
10 3/8 x 14 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.250.1A-D
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283365
Related Items
Title Fireboard Print Accession number 2001.281.250.2 Relationship Transferred image of urn from second paper from same fireboard. Second paper no longer exists.
Title Fireboard Accession number 2001.281.250.3AB Relationship Third, or uppermost, paper from same fireboard.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
flowers
leaves
Period/Style
Medallion
Form
fireboard
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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