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2001.281.446A-C (RS191663)

Description

Three fragments of stairhall wallpaper from Newburyport, Massachusetts. Octagon and square coffer pattern block-printed in blue on rainbow ground. The octagons and squares frame foliate medallion figures block-printed in alternating rows of orange and brown. The rainbow ground is yellow, blue and cream with the orange medallions printed over yellow ground areas and the brown medallions over the cream ground areas. Wove paper, partial sheets.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1835
Inscriptions
"Newbury / under stairs - 33 Federal St. / Mrs. Iram" (handwritten)
"From / 1729 house in / Newburyport Mass / Being restored in 1971 by / Mrs. + Mr. Stephen Boalter [Bolter] / 33 Federal St - " (handwritten)
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Location of origin
United States
Associated Building
Original To , Front Hall.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
wove paper
Object type
Building Component
Places
United States
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
coffers (ceiling components)
rainbow papers
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wove paper
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
15 7/8 x 24 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.446A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
285556
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
coffer
foliate
medallions
octagon
square
Design Technique
Irise
Period/Style
Masonry
Rainbow
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 18 1/2, repeat width 18 1/2 (inches)
Design Technique
Irise

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