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2001.281.293.2 (RS183359)

Description

Wallpaper fragment attached to border from Bernardston, Massachusetts. Floral stripe and garland pattern. Block-printed in red, black, violet, and white on ungrounded, laid paper.

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 note written in ballpiont pen. Postscript by RCN in brackets and written in pencil.)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
laid paper
stenciling
Object type
Building Component
Places
Bernardston (Franklin county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
laid paper
stenciling
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Colonial Williamsburg
Katzenbach and Warren
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
2 1/2 x 28 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.293.2
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283620
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Border Accession number 2001.281.293.1 Relationship attached border

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
flowers
garlands
stipes
pindots
beads
Period/Style
Floral Stripe
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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