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2001.281.440.1A-C (RS191681)

Description

Three unused fragments of Renaissance Revival style wallpaper from the Eliab Deane House in Middleboro, Maine. Wide stripes composed of Renaissance Revival elements including strapwork, scrolls, floral festoons, hanging beads, and medallions. The design of the stripes takes after ferronerie (French ironwork) elements popular in some Renaissance Revival stair hall papers. Block-printed in cream, tan, brown and maroon on white polished ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1860
Inscriptions
"From Mrs. Hixson [?] Sharon / From Eliab Dean house - 1812 / Thompson St. Middleboro" (handwritten)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Possibly France
Possibly United States
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Renaissance Revival
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
16 1/2 x 19 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.440.1A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
285485
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Title Pencil Sketch of the Eliab Deane House Accession number 2001.281.440.2
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.440.1D

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
strapwork
floral festoons
garlands
scolls
beads
hanging finials
Design Technique
Polished
Period/Style
Renaissance Revival
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 19 1/2, print width 19 3/8 (inches)
Design Technique
Polished

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