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2001.281.439 (RS191679)

Description

Fragment of uncut wallpaper border from Middleton, Massachusetts. Flocked floral pattern with floral molding stripe. Block-printed in three browns, two greens, metallic copper, metallic blue with brown flocking on ochre ground. Paper is embossed with ribbed pattern (vertical in relation to pattern).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1990
Inscriptions
"16 1/2 yrds / 16 1/2 / 16 yrds" (Dealer or retailer notation)
"Mrs. Goldsmith - Marblehead. From auction in NH." (handwritten)
"Good Victorian Stripe + border [circled] from Middleton Mass"
"Mrs. Goldsmith - Marblehead Mass - DAR"
"1227" (pattern number)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
embossed wall coverings
flocking
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
borders (ornament areas)
embossed wall coverings
flocking
floral patterns
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
22 1/2 x 21 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.439
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
285474
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Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.438

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
tulips
flowers
leaves
molding
Design Technique
Flocked
Period/Style
Floral
Form
unused
Paper Finish
Embossed
Pattern No.
1227
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Border
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat width 18 (inches)
Design Technique
Flocked

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