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Wallpaper Border

2001.281.340 (RS191098)

Description

Unused wallpaper border fragment from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Border with stylized architectural figures. Primary figure, resembling molding with floral elements, is block-printed in yellow and brown on a peach ground. The dark green stripe that makes up the background of the border appears to have been applied over the yellow and brown printing. Additional block-printed figures in light green and black are printed over the dark green stripe.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1870
Inscriptions
"Gallishaw / Cambridge" (handwritten)
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
borders (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
2 x 35 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.340
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283993

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
architectural
flower
molding
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Border
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat width 5 7/8, print width 2 (inches)

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