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2001.281.296 (RS181547)

Description

Unused wallpaper fragment from the Caswell House in Bolton, Massachusetts. Floral stripe paper with pattern of alternating floral vines and geometric designs. Paper is roller-printed in orange, dark maroon, two greens and gray on ungrounded paper. The background color of the stripes appears to be applied with the pattern instead of as ground. Marked "2 Rolls" and "888" in selvedge.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1880
Inscriptions
"888 / 2 Rolls" (printed)
Associated Building
Original To Caswell House (Bolton, MA).
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Bolton (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
14 3/4 x 18 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.296
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283625

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
floral vine
geometric pattern
Period/Style
Floral Stripe
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 12 3/8, print width 18 1/4 (inches)

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