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2001.281.414A-C (RS191650)

Description

Three fragments of wallpaper from Kingston, Massachusetts. Pattern of circular figures at even intervals along narrow, vertical black stripes. The stripes are over-printed with horizontal white dashes. The circular figures, possibly stylized flowers or rosettes, are dark pink over-printed with black dashes, white petals and black dot centers. Festooning lines of small white dots connect the circular figures. Block-printed on blue-gray ground. Partial sheets of hand-made paper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1800
Inscriptions
"Kingston, Mass / Home now gone - " (handwritten)
"Kingston Mass / circa 1790-1800"
"Kingston Mass"
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
wove paper
Object type
Building Component
Places
Possibly United States
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wove paper
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
25 3/4 x 21 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.414A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
284668

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
stripes
circles
dots
dashes
Flower
Wheel
Festoon
rosette
Period/Style
Stripe
Geometric
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 5 1/8, print width 21 (inches)

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