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2001.281.279.1A-D (RS183361)

Description

Four wallpaper fragments from Barnstable, Massachusetts. Gold striped wallpaper resembling an embossed Gilt-Figure wallpaper. Roller-printed in metallic gold stripes and figures over delicate line pattern in white on gray ground. The clearest figures are small vases containing wheat stalks. Others figures appear to be floral sprigs. Paper is not embossed.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1880
Inscriptions
"Barnstable / Harris" (handwritten)
Material
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Barnstable (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Harris
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
21 1/2 x 17 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.279.1A-D
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283569
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Title Wallpaper Border Accession number 2001.281.279.2 Notes See the Wallpaper 8x10 file for additional wallpaper fragments from Barnstable marked "Harris". Relationship Associated border
Title Wallpaper Border Accession number 2001.281.279.2

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
sprigs
vases
wheat
Period/Style
Stripe
Gilt Figure
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 7 11/16 (inches)

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