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2001.281.315AB (RS191099)

Description

Two fragments of wallpaper from the Iron Works, Saugus, Massachusetts. Optically illusionistic three-dimensional block design with vertical lines and chains. Block-printed in black and white on a gray ground.\n

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1810
Inscriptions
"Early Block Pattern / found in the old house at / the Saugus, Mass. Iron / Works at the time of the / National Trust's restoration." (associated with Fragment (B))
"From first / ironworks in USA / Saugus Mass" (Fragment (B))
"Old house in / Lexington" (Fragment (A) - appears to be mislabeled by Waterhouse (see 2001.281.316))
Location of origin
United States
Associated Building
Original To Ironworks House.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
United States
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
geometric patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
4 x 8 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.315AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283881
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 1971.187.2 Relationship Additional samples of same paper from Saugus Ironworks.
Accession number 1971.187.1 Relationship Imprint of this wallpaper is visible on the back of 2001.281.315ab.
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.316AB
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.1123

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
block
step
chains
Period/Style
Geometric
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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