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2001.281.334A-C (RS191107)

Description

Three fragments of sprig wallpaper from the General Sylvanus Thayer birthplace in Braintree, Massachusetts. Small sprig pattern with palmette figures block-printed in blue, black, white and pink on orange ground. Wove paper in partial sheets.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1770-1790
Inscriptions
"First paper hung in / the front hall of the / Gen. Sylvanus Thayer house / in Braintree. It is / made in elephant sheets. / Sylvanus's mother hung / this paper in his honor / when he graduated from / West Point. He later / became the head of / West Point - He was / born in the house built about / 1749 - " (handwritten)
Associated Building
Original To General Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace, Front Hall.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
wove paper
Object type
Building Component
Places
Braintree (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wove paper
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
11 1/2 x 13 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.334A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283961
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Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.335A-C Relationship Also from the General Sylvanus Thayer birthplace.
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Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.337AB Relationship Also from the General Sylvanus Thayer birthplace.
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.826

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
sprigs
dots
palmette figures
Period/Style
Sprig
Form
Wall fragment
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 3 1/8 (inches)

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