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2001.281.276 (RS181557)

Description

Wallpaper fragment from the Hayes House, Barnstable, Massachusetts with floral stripe pattern. Small, stylized flowers with horizontal sprays of leaves repeat to form vertical stripes in alternating colors. Block-printed in yellow and pale red on blue ground. The yellow block print overlaps the pale red in several areas. Paper is handmade, partial sheets. It is backed with a plain paper and a partial sheet of printed paper. Several small fragments of a second wallpaper, printed with an orange floral patternon blue ground, are affixed on top and behind this paper. A large fragment of the second wallpaper was also collected, see 2001.281.108.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1840
Inscriptions
"Home of Norman Hayes - Barnstable / built 1790" (handwritten)
Associated Building
Original To Hayes House.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
wove paper
Object type
Building Component
Places
Barnstable (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wove paper
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
17 x 21 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.276
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283566
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.108 Notes See the Wallpaper 8x10 file for additional wallpaper fragments from Barnstable marked "Harris". Relationship Related paper from same location.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
flowers
Leaves
stripes
Period/Style
Floral Stripe
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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