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2001.281.284A-F (RS183438)

Description

Fragments of decorative paper removed from an oval bandbox associated with the library in Barnstable, Massachusetts. Large-scale floral block-printed in two greens on light green ground. Fragment (A) consists of several wallpaper pieces that have been affixed to cotton fabric.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1835
Inscriptions
"Chinoiserie / Hat box - Barnstable" (Fragment (A))
"Barnstable / Hatbox" (Fragment (B), written in red pencil)
"From hat box / found in / Barnstable library" (Fragment (C), written in both pencil and ballpoint pen)
Associated Building
Associated With Sturgis Library (Barnstable, MA).
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
wove paper
Object type
Building Component
Places
Barnstable (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
bandboxes (containers)
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wove paper
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
23 x 18 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.284A-F
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283599
Related Items
Notes Additional fragments of bandboxes from the Barnstable library can be found in the 8x10 files.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
flowers
floral
Period/Style
Floral
Form
bandbox paper
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade

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