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Window Shade Paper

2001.281.401.5AB (RS191649)

Description

Large oval cut from a paper window shade and applied, probably to a fire screen, as a decorative element. Probable fourth paper of approximately six from one location in Hanson, Massachusetts. Paper block-printed with large rosebush with orange, white and blue roses growing from a blue pot on a light blue ground. The back of the paper also printed with light blue ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Inscriptions
"Mrs. Francis Hunt / 324 Winter St. Hanson" (written on scrap of newsprint)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
shades (coverings)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
34 1/2 x 16 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.401.5AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
284532
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.401.3A-C Relationship Oval cut out on top of this layer of wallpaper.
Title Wallpaper Border Accession number 2001.281.401.4
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.401.6A-C
Title Window Shade used as Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.401.7A-D

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Roses
thorns
bush
flower pot
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Freize

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