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2001.281.348 (RS191105)

Description

Fragment of unused wallpaper from Centerville, Massachusetts. Renaissance Revival style pattern of interlacing strapwork. Block-printed in white, brown and blue on tan ground. Paper is affixed to and wraps around a piece of paperboard. Associated with Captain Phinney of Centerville.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1845-1860
Inscriptions
"62 / 1840 / Parlor - Phinney / Centerville / Brought from overseas by / Capt. Phinney" (62 may be Waterhouse reference or index number for this pattern. 1840 is the date Waterhouse associated with manufacture. Parlor is location of paper in the house. Numbers and "Parlor" written in ballpoint, the rest (added later?) by the same hand in pencil.)
Associated Building
Original To , Parlor.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Renaissance Revival
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
17 1/2 x 18 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.348
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
284099

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
strapwork
scrolls
Period/Style
Renaissance Revival
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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