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Wallpaper with border made of needlepoint pattern paper

2001.281.461A-C (RS191613)

Description

Three wallpaper fragments from North Eastham, Massachusetts. Allover Aesthetic style floral pattern in which negative space (or background) is printed to form the pattern. Block-printed in dark ochre on dark brown ground. Heavy paperstock. A border fashioned from needlepoint pattern paper is attached to Fragment A.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1875
Inscriptions
"Joyce Johnson / Nauset School of Sculpture / Box 102 / North Eastham Mass. / 02651 / 1870" (handwritten)
Location of origin
England
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Probably England (United Kingdom) [country]
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
negative space
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
12 1/2 x 11 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.461A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
285939

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Stylized flowers
Leaves
Period/Style
Floral
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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