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2001.281.337AB (RS191071)

Description

Two wallpaper fragments from the General Sylvanus Thayer birthplace in Braintree, Massachusetts. Stripe and vine pattern in which a leafy vine, possibly morning glory, grows up a gray pole or stripe. Small twig figures form a background pattern. Block-printed in red, green and gray on orange ground. Original colors are visible on the seam of Fragment (B). Wove paper, partial 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
18 x 11 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.337AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283972
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
vine
leaves
twigs
Period/Style
Floral Stripe
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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