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2001.281.443 (RS191603)

Description

Unused floral wallpaper fragment from Nantucket, Massachusetts. Allover floral sprig pattern of daisies, ferns, clover and twigs. Roller-printed in white, pink, pale yellow, ochre, red, maroon and olive on cream ground with liquid mica wash. Marked "Wm H. Mairs Co. / 2 Rolls / 1831" in selvedge.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1875-1885
Inscriptions
"Mrs. Alfred Hall / Nantucket / One of the beautiful / early houses" (handwritten)
"Wm H. MAIRS & Co. / 2. Rolls / 1831" (printed)
Material
mica (white pigment)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
United States
Descriptive terms
floral patterns
mica (white pigment)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
13 x 19 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.443
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
285505

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
daisies
ferns
clover
twigs
Period/Style
Floral
Form
unused
Pattern No.
1831
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 13, print width 18 1/8 (inches)

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