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2001.281.421 (RS186066)

Description

Large fragment of wallpaper from either Millis or Medway, Massachusetts. Quatrefoil medallion and flower pattern. Quatrefoil figures made of scrolling leaf and flower figures printed in brown interlocks with undulating floral figures and medallion centers printed in orange. Block-printed on a peach or pink ground. Paper appears to be end-of-roll. A large semi-circle has been cut away from one side.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1835-1850
Inscriptions
"Medway" (handwritten)
"Millis, Mass"
[illegible]
[crossed out handwriting] "Millbrook" (Uncertain what this refers too. Maybe the donor. Millbrook is NOT a town in Massachusetts.)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
medallions (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
51 3/4 x 20 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.421
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
284694

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
quatrefoil
medallion
flower
leaves
scroll
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 9 1/4 (inches)

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