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2001.281.318.1 (RS191609)

Description

Wallpaper fragment from Nantucket, Massachusetts. Small scale, three-dimensional block or step pattern. Block-printed in brown and white on blue ground. Affixed to paperboard. First of four layers of paper from same location.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1810
Inscriptions
"Oldest house on Nantucket" (on back of paperboard)
"Bottom layer / Nantucket / Mrs Sam Murray" (on back of wallpaper)
Associated Building
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
10 x 7 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.318.1
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283889
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Wallpaper Details

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

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