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2001.281.366.1AB (RS183395)

Description

Wallpaper fragment from Cotuit, Massachusetts. Badly deteriorated floral wallpaper. Pattern is difficult to discern but a small fragment protected by the overlap of another piece of paper reveals original bright green leaves, red striping, and pale pink flowers and dots on a bright yellow ground. Block-printed on sheets of wove paper. Layer one of three.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1820
Inscriptions
"Cotuit" (handwritten)
Associated Building
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
wove paper
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wove paper
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
7 1/2 x 12 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.366.1AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
284155
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
flowers
leaves
pinstripes
dots
Period/Style
Floral
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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