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2001.281.314.1 (RS191093)

Description

Wallpaper fragment from the General John Walker House in Burlington, Massachusetts. Floral striped wallpaper. Stripes of floral sprigs and leaves block-printed in green varnish, black and white alternate with narrower stripes of dots and dashes printed in white. Light blue ground. Wove paper in partial sheets. Earliest, or first, layer of two layers of paper.

Details

Maker
(Manufacturer)
Date
1800-1810
Inscriptions
"General John Walker House / circa 1809 - Burlington, Mass" (handwritten)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts
Associated Building
Original To .
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
wove paper
Object type
Building Component
Places
Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Probably Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wove paper
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
13 x 19 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.314.1
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283695
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
flowers
sprigs
stripes
dots
dashes
Design Technique
Varnished
Period/Style
Floral Stripe
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 5 1/2, print width 18 1/4 (inches)
Design Technique
Varnished

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