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2001.281.430 (RS191667)

Description

Unused wallpaper fragment from Middleton, Massachusetts. Gothic Revival style wallpaper with naturalistic branches interlaced to form a symmetrical pattern over three quarters of the width of the design. The remanding width is a vertical column-like stripe with carved scroll elements and shading that give the column a round appearance. Large scale pattern probably designed for use in a stairhall. Block-printed in tan, pale blue and maroon on a cream ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1865
Inscriptions
"Mrs. Woodward / Middleton / Alma's cousin" (handwritten)
Associated Building
Front Hall.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
Gothic Revival
paper (fiber product)
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
33 x 21 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.430
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
285283

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
branches
column
scrolls
stripes
Period/Style
Gothic Revival
Stripe
Naturalistic
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 21, print width 20 3/4 (inches)

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