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2001.281.469A-E (RS191605)

Description

Five narrow strips of wallpaper from Norwell, Massachusetts. Geometric stripe pattern. A central column of small black diamonds is flanked on both sides by vine stripes in red on a pink background, vine stripes in black, then columns of diamonds and dots. Block-printed in black and red on light blue ground.

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)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
wove paper
Object type
Building Component
Places
Probably United States
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wove paper
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
1/2 x 14 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.469A-E
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
286087

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
diamond
dot
vine
Period/Style
Geometric
Stripe
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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