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2001.281.301 (RS181550)

Description

Fragment of unused wallpaper from a house on Wellington Street in South Boston, Massachusetts. Pebble embossed paper with geometric pattern of overlapping or stacked diamonds. Each diamond has a greek key-like element framing a stylized sprig or trefoil. Roller-printed in red, green, black, two browns and light ochre on dark ochre ground. Paper embossed and varnished after printed.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1910
Associated Building
Original To 4 Wellington Street (South End, Boston, MA).
Material
embossed wall coverings
paper (fiber product)
varnish
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
embossed wall coverings
geometric patterns
paper (fiber product)
varnish
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
23 1/2 x 17 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.301
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283653

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
greek key
sprig
trefoil
daimond
Design Technique
Varnished
Form
unused
Paper Finish
Embossed
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 7 1/2 (inches)
Design Technique
Varnished

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