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2001.281.398 (RS191075)

Description

Wallpaper fragment from the John M. Gilson House in Groton, Massachusetts. Geometric figures made up of two rows of small black diamonds over an orange rectangle are printed in alternating diagonals to form an overall weave pattern. Block-printed in black and organge on gray ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1810-1820
Inscriptions
"From the old John M. Gilson home / in Groton (on road to Ayer). He was / the great-grandfather of / Mrs. Robt. May - pres. of the / Historical Society. House now / owned by a Mr. Frederick" (handwritten)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
16 x 12 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.398
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
284485

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
rectangle
diamonds
weave
Period/Style
Geometric
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 1 5/8 (inches)

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