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2001.281.433 (RS191601)

Description

Unused wallpaper fragment from Middleton, Massachusetts. Naturalistic floral bouquets with scrolling vines and draping ribbon. Block-printed in white, black, yellow, red, gray, blue-green, two blues, three pinks, and four greens on polished white ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1845-1865
Inscriptions
"Mrs. Woodward / Middleton / Alma's cousin" (handwritten)
"In the 1850's / and late 1840's, it was / fashionable to use a / glazed paper, considered / very elegant - / This piece was in / a beautiful country / estate in Middleton, / Mass" (handwritten)
Location of origin
United States
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
United States
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
16 x 13 7/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.433
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
285363

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
bouquets
flowers
vines
scrolls
ribbon
butterfly
Design Technique
Polished
Period/Style
Floral
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: print width 13 (inches)
Design Technique
Polished

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