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2001.281.318.2AB (RS191592)

Description

Two fragments of diamond patterned wallpaper from Nantucket, Massachusetts. Black lines flanked by dots intersect to form a diamond pattern. Black and white rosettes alternate with white feathery sprig figures printed where lines intersect. Block-printed in black and white on ungrounded blue paper. Handmade wove paper, partial sheets. Second of four layers from same location.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1810
Inscriptions
"1720" (Waterhouse attributed an early (incorrect) date to this paper. )
Location of origin
United States
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
wove paper
Object type
Building Component
Places
United States
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wove paper
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
9 x 15 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.318.2AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
285523
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Ingrain
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
diamonds
dots
rosettes
feathers
foliate sprig
Period/Style
Diaper Pattern
Form
wall fragments
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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