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2001.281.442 (RS191676)

Description

Fragment of unused wallpaper from Nantucket, Massachusetts. Anglo-Japanese style pattern featuring stylized floral figures in boxes of varying sizes. Three primary figures: a yellow flowering plant on a blue background; a red flowering plant with drooping blooms on a dark olive background; and a four-leaf clover medallion radiating flower buds. Roller-printed in two browns, red, yellow, purple, pale blue and peach on olive ground. Marked "AWPMA. 8658, Double Roll" in selvedge.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1887
Based on AWPMA logo
Inscriptions
"From / Mrs. Alfred Hall / Nantucket" (handwritten)
"A.W.P.M.A. [in scroll logo] / 8658 DOUBLE ROLL" (printed)
Location of origin
United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
United States
Descriptive terms
Anglo-Japanese
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
18 x 19 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.442
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
285502

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Flowering Plants
Four leaf clover
sprigs
b
buds
Period/Style
Anglo-Japanese
Form
unused
Pattern No.
8658
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 16 1/8, print width 18 1/2 (inches)

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