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2001.281.385 (RS191636)

Description

Unused fragment of Anglo-Japanese style wallpaper from the Old Standish House in Dighton, Massachusetts. Geometric shapes and stylized flowers create asymmetrical pattern typical of Anglo-Japanese designs. Paper is embossed with a woven, or fabric-like, texture and roller-printed in metallic gold, two olive greens, three browns, ochre, pale blue and pale green on light olive ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1886
Year paper was installed.
Inscriptions
"Front Hall papers from / Old Standish House built in / 1800 by David Standish, / great grandfather of / Mrs. Mary Standish Miller. / This paper put on in 1886 / when renovated by Mrs. / Miller's father, James Carver / Standish. / Now occupied by Director / of B.C. Agrie [?] High Sch. / Dighton, Mass." (written by Mrs. Mary Standish Miller / B.C. Agrie High Sch = Bristol County Agricultural High School.)
Associated Building
Original To .
Material
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
Anglo-Japanese
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
23 3/4 x 19 5/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.385
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
284389

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
flowers
leaves
geometric
greek key
Period/Style
Anglo-Japanese
Form
unused
Paper Finish
Embossed
Pattern No.
1426
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 15 1/2, print width 18 3/8 (inches)

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