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2001.281.479 (RS191201)

Description

Wallpaper fragment from Reading, Massachusetts. Ogee pattern of repeating lozenges framing snowflake-like figures. The horizontal striping and broken lines in the pattern give the impression of a woven textile. Roller-printed in dark brown, metallic gold and white on beige ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1875-1885
Inscriptions
"Reading, Mass / From Natalie Cahill" (handwritten)
Material
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Reading (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Cahill, Natalie
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
13 x 13 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.479
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
286507
Related Items
Title Wallpaper attached to wallboard Accession number 2001.281.1204

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
ogee
snowflake figure
horizontal striping
immitation textile
Period/Style
Diaper Pattern
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 4 3/16 (inches)

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