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2001.281.318.4 (RS191610)

Description

Wallpaper fragment from Nantucket, Massachusetts. Geometric pattern of overlapping fans with frothy edges. Block-printed in blue, white and black on olive ground. Partial sheet of handmade, wove paper. Layer four of four from the same location. Reproduced by Waterhouse Wallhangings as "Robbins House."

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1815-1820
Inscriptions
"Nantucket - / see pattern of #3 / [illegible text] / reversed" (Note refers to the fact that the imprinted pattern visible on the back of this layer belongs to layer 3 paper.)
"G8" (Waterhouse Wallhangings reference number?)
"Block / [illegible number?]" (handwritten)
Location of origin
United States
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
wove paper
Object type
Building Component
Places
Nantucket (Nantucket Island, Nantucket county, Massachusetts)
United States
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
geometric patterns
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wove paper
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
17 x 10 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.318.4
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
285525
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.318.1
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.318.2AB
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.318.3AB

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
fan
circles
peddles
coral
froth
Period/Style
Geometric
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 9 1/8 (inches)

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