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2001.281.316AB (RS191102)

Description

Two wallpaper fragments from the Stephen Robbins House, Lexington, Massachusetts. Three-dimensional block or "step" pattern with chains. Block-printed in black and white on a blue ground.\n

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1810
Inscriptions
"Early block pattern / 3 dimensional / Have found 3 variations" (handwritten)
"1730 / Lexington Mass" (handwritten)
"From house of Stephen Robbins / built 1730 - Lexington Mass."
"From house / [illegible] built 1730 / The Robbins / Homestead / Lexington"
Associated Building
Original To Stephen Robbins House.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
wove paper
Object type
Building Component
Places
United States
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wove paper
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
5 x 6 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.316AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283887
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Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.315AB Relationship Similar geometric block pattern.
Title Wallpaper Accession number 1971.2 Relationship Additional fragments of the same wallpaper.
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.1123

Wallpaper Details

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

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