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2001.281.372 (RS191085)

Description

Wallpaper fragment from Dedham, Massachusetts. Striped wallpaper with stylized Neo-classical elements. Blue geometric stripes alternate with white stripes of stylized neo-classical figures. Block-printed in white and blue on ungrounded, blue paper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1810-1825
Inscriptions
"From Dedham Mass / Jo Steele" (handwritten)
"#14 / Early / Good / from / Dedham / Mass. / Jo Steele" ("#14" written in red pen. )
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Probably United States
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
10 1/2 x 10 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.372
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
284180
Related Items
Notes Stylized Neo-Classical elements are similar to papers on pages 133-134 of Wallpaper in New England.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
flower
palmette
geometrical
chevron
dots
dashes
Period/Style
NeoClassical
Stripe
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 4 5/8 (inches)

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