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2001.281.318.3AB (RS191593)

Description

Two fragments of wallpaper from Nantucket, Massachusetts. Lozenge and rosette stripe pattern. Pink and red oval lozenge figures alternate with round rosettes to form vertical stripes. A floral pattern in ochre, now barely visible, is printed between the stripes. Block-printed in pink, red and ochre on orange ground. Handmade, wove paper with high blue fiber content. Partial sheets. Layer three of four from same location.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1815-1820
Inscriptions
"Nantucket 1835 / 3rd paper from bottom / see pattern on back of top page" (handwritten)
"3rd from bottom / Nantucket" (handwritten)
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
17 x 22 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.318.3AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
285524
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
rosette
lozenge
medallion
floral
geometric
stripes
Period/Style
Medallion
Stripe
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 15 1/2, repeat width 18 1/2 (inches)

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