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2001.281.362 (RS183411)

Description

Unused wallpaper fragment from President Eliot's House, Cotuit, Massachusetts. High quality English paper with very fine pindot background, possibly roller-printed, beneath a block-printed flowering vine pattern. Floral pattern printed in brown, pink, red and two greens. Pindot background printed in gray, light blue and brown on white polished ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1850
Inscriptions
"G.92" (circled) (Waterhouse inventory or reference number?)
"Sawyer - Cotuit / Pres. Eliot's / house" (Sawyer may refer to person paper was acquired from. )
"My drafting room / (?)" (Second statement illegible.)
Location of origin
England
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Probably England (United Kingdom) [country]
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
19 1/2 x 18 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.362
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
284146
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Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.363

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
flowers
vine
pindots
sprig
Moiré
stripe
Design Technique
Polished
Period/Style
Floral Trail
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 16 1/4 (inches)
Design Technique
Polished

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