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2001.281.427 (RS186062)

Description

Large, unused piece of floral wallpaper from Middleton, Massachusetts. Naturalistic floral trail pattern featuring large-scale morning glory vine. Small pink and blue flowers and lilac-like violet flowers also represented. Block-printed in six greens, three violets, three pinks, two blues, maroon, yellow, ochre, tan and gray on white polished ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1855-1865
Inscriptions
"Mrs. Woodward / Middleton / Alma's Cousin" (handwritten)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Probably France
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
52 3/4 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.427
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
284713

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
vine
flowers
morning glories
lilacs
Design Technique
Polished
Period/Style
Floral Trail
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 22 3/4, print width 18 3/8 (inches)
Design Technique
Polished

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