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2001.281.467AB (RS191678)

Description

Two wallpaper fragments from the North Reading Library, Massachusetts. The fragments made up of unmatched layers and patches of the same wallpaper. Full pattern not visible. Appears to be an Aesthetic style version of a damask with central floral figure encircled by floral vines and scrolling, stylized ribbon. Roller-printed in pale yellow, black and metallic gold on a biege ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1885-1890
Inscriptions
"No Reading / Library" (Handwritten)
Material
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
Aesthetic Movement
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
36 1/2 x 16 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.467AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
286010

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Flowers
ribbon
Period/Style
Aesthetic
Damask
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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