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2001.281.250.3AB (RS186072)

Description

Twenty-six fragments of wallpaper and four border fragments that once formed the third, or uppermost, layer of decorative papers applied to a fireboard. The wallpaper (A) is a large-scale diaper pattern with stylized floral element in each diamond and quatrefoils at the intersection of diagonals. The wallpaper is roller-printed in two greens, brown and white on ungrounded paper. The wallpaper is framed on all four sides by a floral border (B) of stylized roses and phlox. The border is roller-printed in pink, white, green, blue and brown on gray ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Inscriptions
"3rd (top) paper on fireboard" (handwritten)
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
diaper patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
32 1/2 x 36 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.250.3AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283375
Related Items
Title Fireboard Print Accession number 2001.281.250.2 Relationship Image transferred from second layer of paper from same fireboard onto the back of third layer of paper.
Title Fireboard Accession number 2001.281.250.1 Relationship First, or oldest, layer of paper from same fireboard.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
diamond
quatrefoil
Period/Style
Diaper Pattern
Form
fireboard
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 15 1/2 (inches)

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