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Trunk Lining

2001.281.298.1AB (RS179378)

Description

Two fragments of trunk lining from box or chest purchased at auction in Bourne or Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. Fragment (B) is affixed to paperboard. Floral stripe pattern featuring a very large strawberry with leaves. Waterhouse Wallpaper file refers to this as "Strawberry Stripe." Waterhouse reproduced the paper, see 2001.281.298.2. A smaller stripe runs parallel to the large strawberry stripe with alternating leaves and flower seed pods sprouting from the right side of a straight vine. Laid paper, block-printed in red or pink on mustard ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1810-1825
Inscriptions
"Trunk lining (leather) / from Bourne Mass / lined with papers of / parliament 1761" (Fragment (A))
"G31" (Fragment (A). Circled. Waterhouse inventory or reference number?)
"Bourne - lining a trunk / 1760 / Original paper of Parliament on back of 1761" (Fragement (B). Written by Dorothy Waterhouse. Peace treaty between US and Japan was signed September 8, 1951. )
"The auction happened to be held on / the day that peace was declared between / Japan + the U.S. Cliff + I were lunching / ...[text lost] a tiny resort on the top of a hill over- / looking the bay at Buzzards Bay when a / ...[text lost] boat went through the canal tooting / its horn, having picked up the first news of / peace on its radio. Every single person at the / luncheon spontaneously left their chairs [and] knelt in prayer. Most impressive! (handwritten)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
laid paper
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Bourne (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
United States
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
laid paper
paper (fiber product)
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
25 x 17 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.298.1AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283627
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.298.2 Relationship Reproduction sample.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Strawberry
leaves
oak leaf
seed pod
poppy
stripes
Period/Style
Floral Stripe
Form
trunk lining
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade

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