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2001.281.368.2A-D (RS183391)

Description

Wallpaper fragments from Cotuit, Massachusetts. Pattern difficult to determine. Probably a Renaissance Revival style stripe based on visible floral bouquets and swags with scroll and strapwork cartouches. Roller-printed in white, blue, green, two pinks and red on ungrounded paper. Second layer of two layers of wallpaper. Strips of green gingham fabric attached horizontally to back of some of the fragments. Fabric appears to have been applied after the first layer of wallpaper to prepare the wall for this second layer.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Inscriptions
"Cotuit / Floss Shaw" (handwritten)
Associated Building
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Accession Number
2001.281.368.2A-D
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
284161
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.368.1 Relationship Layer one of two.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Flowers
bouquets
swags
scrolls
cartouches
Period/Style
Floral
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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