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Wallpaper Border

2001.281.354 (RS191108)

Description

Fragment of wallpaper border from the Whitney Hotel once located in either Chelmsford or Lowell, Massachusetts. Border frament includes two scenes with classical motifs. One scene is of birds on a nest and the second is of winged angels holding a urn. A narrow diamond ribbon runs along upper and lower edges of the border. Block-printed in orange, yellow white, red, pink and blue on black ground. Fragment is affixed to paperboard.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800
Inscriptions
"#17" (Waterhouse inventory or pattern number?)
"60" / "4" / (red check mark) (Each number is circled. 60 is crossed out with red pencil/ 4 Written in red pencil/Waterhouse inventory or pattern number?)
"Whitney Hotel - Chelmsford - Lowell / Border of hall - 1800 or 1810 / From Mrs. St. John Bruce - Plymouth Mass / Excellent early block print" (written in ballpoint pen and pencil)
Location of origin
France
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
laid paper
Object type
Building Component
Places
Possibly France
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
borders (ornament areas)
laid paper
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
6 1/4 x 14 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.354
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
284110

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
birds
nest
swag
wings
angels
urn
diamonds
vine
berries
Period/Style
NeoClassical
Form
unused
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Border

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