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2001.281.336 (RS191066)

Description

Wallpaper fragment from the General Sylvanus Thayer birthplace in Braintree, Massachusetts. Block-printed paper with small double lines of squares printed in off-white run diagonally in one direction and printed in dark red run diagonally in the other to form a diamond pattern. Large diamond figures with a central sprig or leaf, also printed in cream and dark red, are partially visible. Wove paper, mismatched sheets.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1820
Associated Building
Original To General Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
wove paper
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wove paper
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
15 x 11 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.336
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283969
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
squares
diamonds
sprig
Period/Style
Geometric
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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