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Trunk Lining

2001.281.470 (RS191605)

Description

Fragment of wallpaper used to line a trunk. Printed with a geometric diamond pattern. Diamond-shaped figures, consisting of a chevron of black hatchmarks that float over a diamond of white hatchmarks, repeat to form an allover geometric pattern. Block-printed in black and white on pink ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1810
Inscriptions
"Original wallpaper / fr. lined trunk." (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)
"This may be earlier (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)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wove paper
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
3 1/2 x 6 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.470
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
286095

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
diamonds
chevrons
hatchmarks
Period/Style
Geometric
Form
trunk lining
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 2 1/16, repeat width 2 1/16 (inches)

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