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2001.281.428 (RS186069)

Description

Large fragment of unused floral wallpaper from Middleton, Massachusetts. Large scale c-scroll cartouches in gray with colorful naturalistic floral bouquets and traveling vines. Roses and lilacs are featured. Block-printed in two grays, dark maroon, two greens, three blues, three violets, two pinks and red on polished white ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1855-1865
Inscriptions
"Alma's cousin / Mrs. Woodward / Flint Farm / Middleton" (handwritten)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
47 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.428
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
284714

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
flowers
c-scroll
cartouche
roses
lilacs
Design Technique
Polished
Period/Style
Floral
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 18 3/4, print width 18 3/4 (inches)
Design Technique
Polished

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