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2001.281.287 (RS183338)

Description

Unused wallpaper fragment from Barre, Massachusetts. Half of the paper has been affixed to paperboard. Renaissance Revival scenery figure paper. Large-scale scroll and strapwork pattern frames small scenic vignettes, one of an ox wagon and the other of a waterway with cityscape. Scenery figures alternate with themed figures, one of books and a globe and, the other, of pastoral tools and wheat. Paper is roller-printed in dark maroon, dark ochre,and white on ungrounded paper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1845-1860
Inscriptions
"1097" (pattern number)
"Barre Mass / French paper - Mrs Haight" (In Dorothy Waterhouse's hand)
"1840-1850" (handwritten)
"g/9" (G over 9 written like a fraction, written twice)
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Barre (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
Renaissance Revival
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Haight, Ilse
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
26 3/4 x 16 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.287
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283605

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
scolls
strapwork
ox
wagon
men
cityscape
waterway
books
globe
wheat
tools
Period/Style
Renaissance Revival
Scenery Figure
Form
unused
Pattern No.
1097
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 18 7/8, print width 15 3/4 (inches)

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