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2001.281.293.1 (RS183359)

Description

Wallpaper border or frieze from Bernardston, Massachusetts. Wall fragment still attached to wallpaper, see 2001.281.293.2. Vine and floral figures wrap around cylinder with Greek key pattern. Block-printed in orange, black, blue and gray with green and gray stenciling on white or off-white ground. Wove paper in partial sheets.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"Freize from a house in Bernardston, Mass. / The original wallcovering was given / by B. Scott to K & W - who reproduced / it for Williamsburg Collection" / "[sidewall, not border, was a Williamsburg reproduction / RCN]" (Original inscription in ballpoint pen. RCN postscript in brackets written in pencil.)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
wove paper
Object type
Building Component
Places
Bernardston (Franklin county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wove paper
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
5 1/8 x 29 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.293.1
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283619
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.293.2

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
cylindar
greek key
floral
vine
Design Technique
Stenciled
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Border
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat width 20 13/16 (inches)
Design Technique
Stenciled

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