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2001.281.310A-E (RS183382)

Description

Wallpaper fragments from a mid-nineteenth century house, now demolished, in Brewster, Massachusetts. Aesthetic style wallpaper with large-scale floral pattern roller-printed in brown in the foreground and a second smaller-scale floral pattern roller-printed in green in the background. Foreground pattern printed over background pattern. Olive ground. On the back of the paper, a transfer of the pattern from the wallpaper below is visible. The pattern is a 1850-1870 medallion and rosette roller-printed in white, blue and gray.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1890
Inscriptions
"Brewster, Mass / 1850 house / now gone" (Fragment (A))
"Victorian house / Brewster, Mass (Miss Adams) / Now demolished / Top layer in hall" (Fragment (B))
Associated Building
Original To .
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
Aesthetic Movement
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
12 x 14 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.310A-E
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283685

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Flowers
Leaves
Vines
Period/Style
Aesthetic
Floral
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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