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2001.281.419 (RS191643)

Description

Wallpaper fragment from the upstairs bedroom of the Royall House in Medford, Massachusetts. Persian style floral stripe pattern. Stylized flowering vines form oval an pattern overlaid with predominately red stripes of small flowers and leaves. Roller-printed in red, green, blue, ochre and black on white ground. The paper is embossed with horizontal ribbing.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1900
Inscriptions
"Royall House / Medford / Paper used in the upstairs bedroom / which is supported by the Boston Tea Party Chapter, DAR. / (where the canopy bed of Pres. Pierce is standing" (handwritten)
Associated Building
Original To Isaac Royall House (Medford, Mass.).
Material
embossed wall coverings
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
embossed wall coverings
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Persian (culture)
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
20 7/8 x 19 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.419
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
284691

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Persian
flowers
vines
stripes
oval
chevron
Period/Style
Floral Stripe
Form
unused
Paper Finish
Embossed
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 5, print width 18 1/4 (inches)

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