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2001.281.466 (RS191658)

Description

Fragment of Renaissance Revival style stripe wallpaper from the North Reading Library, Massachusetts. Large-scale cartouche with scrolls, strapwork and beads frame floral bouquet. Central cartouche element is flanked on both sides by partial stripes in the same style. Block-printed in red and white on ungrounded paper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1860
Inscriptions
"No Reading / Library" (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
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
25 x 21 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.466
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
285998

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Cartouche
beads
strapwork
scrolls
flowers
Period/Style
Renaissance Revival
Stripe
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 14 (inches)

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