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2001.281.389AB (RS191061)

Description

Two floral flocked border fragments from the Abraham Capen House in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Dark red dahlia flowers framed by a yellow cartouche. Block-printed in orange, yellow and maroon with olive and red flocking overprinted in green, blue, black, red and light brown. White ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1870
Inscriptions
"Border of parlor / Abraham Capen / S[?] / 1840" (handwritten)
"From old Abraham Capen house / Dorchester, Mass. / (Given me by lawyer Harold Nash of Dedham / executor of estate)" (handwritten)
"From Abraham Capen house / Dorchester / Early border paper / Excellent color" (handwritten)
"Beautiful border / paper with flock / effect - from old / house in Dorchester, Mass" (handwritten)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
flocking
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Possibly France
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
borders (ornament areas)
flocking
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
4 3/8 x 18 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.389AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
284416

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
dahlia
cartouche
shadow
Design Technique
Flocked
Period/Style
Floral
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Border
Design Technique
Flocked

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