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2001.281.473AB (RS191618)

Description

Two fragments of wallpaper from Plymouth, Massachusetts. Pattern of medallions resembling stylized flowers over stripes. Small, scallope-edged medallions with green, radiating foliate figures and red dots at their centers. The medallions, perhaps originally white or light blue, repeat in rows over a red stripe. The ground may have originally been light gray. Block-printed, laid paper, partial sheets.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1810-1820
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
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
6 3/4 x 13 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.473AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
286301

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
medallion
dots
stripes
foliate
flowers
Period/Style
Medallion
Stripe
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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