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2001.281.404.1 (RS191065)

Description

Wallpaper fragment from Hatchville, Massachusetts. Diaper and rosette pattern wallpaper with attached ceiling border (see 2001.281.404.2) . Two layered diaper pattern: lower layer is formed by "marblized" masonry and the upper layer features three-dimensional masonry squares with rosette figures at diagonal intersects. Roller-printed in green, black, tan and brown on ungrounded paper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1870
Inscriptions
"August 1977 / From old 1740 house in / Hatchville, Mass - given me by / Hayden of Cotuit / Brown paper with green design and border is interesting / First layer not as / early as 1740, I'm sure / Top layers are late papers" (handwritten)
"From house built in Hatchville Mass (Cape Cod) in 1740" (Appears written in at same time as pencil note on attached envelop. )
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
borders (ornament areas)
ceiling papers
diaper patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
16 3/4 x 11 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.404.1
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
284575
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Border Accession number 2001.281.404.2

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
marble
diaper
rosette
masonry
Period/Style
Diaper Pattern
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 4 1/2 (inches)

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