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2001.281.468.1A-E (RS191598)

Description

Five fragments of wallpaper from Norwell, Massachusetts. Block-printed teardrop and tassle pattern. Groups of five green and black teardrop-shaped figures with white floral hanging tassels repeat across a light blue ground in off-set rows. Block-printed in green, black and white on blue ground. Laid paper, partial sheets. Fragments D and E are attached to Ribbon and Bow pattern border fragments (2001.281.468.2A-E).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1810
Inscriptions
"Original wall / paper found under / door frame in / Md. Clark's living Rm." (Small collection of wallpaper from the Clark house had been mounted on cardboard and held in place with milar held by scotch tape. Notes penciled in beside wallpaper fragments.)
"Mrs. Clifford Waterhouse thinks these are 1750" (handwritten)
Location of origin
United States
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
laid paper
Object type
Building Component
Places
Probably United States
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
laid paper
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
3 3/4 x 5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.468.1A-E
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
286033
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Border Accession number 2001.281.468.2A-E

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
teardrops
tassels
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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