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Wallpaper Border

2001.281.456 (RS191666)

Description

Wallpaper border fragment. Dense foliage and a row of roses in full bloom above hanging row of rosebuds. Border pattern is printed over a floral sidewall pattern. The border pattern is block-printed in white and four shades of gray with red flocked overprinting in orange and red. The sidewall pattern is block-printed in white, gray, ochre and yellow on a light green ground. Laid paper; partial sheets. \n \n There is another fragment of this border design printed in greens and pinks over a sidewall pattern of floral medallions on wheat (see 1930.1622, Wallpaper in New England page 144-145). Thus, the border pattern was used over two distinct backgrounds, printed in two sets of colors, to match two different sidewall patterns.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1830
Inscriptions
"Alma's Cousin" (handwritten)
"Border - Early 1800's" (Handwritten)
Location of origin
France
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
flocking
laid paper
Object type
Building Component
Places
France
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
borders (ornament areas)
flocking
floral patterns
laid paper
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
9 7/8 x 25 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.456
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
285840
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Border Accession number 1930.1622 Relationship Same border pattern in different colors and on different sidewall background.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
roses
rose buds
Design Technique
Flocked
Period/Style
Floral
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Border
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat width 4 1/2 (inches)
Design Technique
Flocked

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