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2001.281.455.1 (RS186059)

Description

Fragment of Renaissance Revival syle wallpaper from North Brookfield, Massachusetts. Large cartouche or medallion-like figures printed in gray framed by brightly colored floral sprays. Block-printed in two grays, green, brown, two blues and red on white ground. Attached floral border (see 2001.281.455.2) with flocking. Small remnants of an 1870-1880s floral wallpaper applied over this wallpaper are visible in a few areas.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1845-1850
Inscriptions
"1849 / From Dorothy Rand / No. Brookfield - (see files)" (handwritten)
"Dorothy Rand / No. Brookfield Mass / 1849" (handwritten)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Renaissance Revival
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
37 1/4 x 18 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.455.1
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
285829
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Border Accession number 2001.281.455.2

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Flowers
Spray
medallion
scrolls
cartouche
Period/Style
Renaissance Revival
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 18 3/8, print width 18 1/2 (inches)

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