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2001.281.314.2A-C (RS195170)

Description

Three fragments of striped wallpaper from the General John Walker House, Burlington, Massachusetts. Sprig, cattail and ribbon stripes block-printed in black and white on blue ground. The wallpaper is printed on blue ingrain paper in partial sheets. Fragment [C] was used to make the reproduction wallpaper pattern "General John Walker" by Waterhouse Wallhangings. See 2001.281.598 for pattern transparency created by Surflex Roller Co. Ltd. 2001.281.598.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1815
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Associated Building
Original To General John Walker House (Burlington, MA).
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
wove paper
Object type
Building Component
Places
Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Probably Burlington (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wove paper
People and organizations
Walker, John, Gen., 1762-
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
10 x 32 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.314.2A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283705
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.314.1 Relationship First layer of two layers from same location.
Title Wallpaper Design Transparency Accession number 2001.281.958

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Ingrain
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
cattails
ribbon
sprigs
stripes
bow knot
ogee
Period/Style
Stripe
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 10 1/2, repeat width 10 1/4 (inches)

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