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Wallpaper with attached border

2001.281.485 (RS198066)

Description

Large fragment of wallpaper with attached border from Topsfield, Massachusetts. Scenery figure wallpaper with two alternating landscapes framing leafy trees. The first scene is of two men beside a river with a village and mountains in the background. The second scene is of three men, one with a rake, beside a large body of water with a mill, ships and cathedral in the background. Roller-printed in two greens, three browns, gray, orange, and blue on a rainbow ground of violet, pale yellow and blue-green. The paper's green flocked border remains attached along the upper edge of the wallpaper fragment. The border is block-printed with a green chain figure over the flocking.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1850
Inscriptions
" From Stacey, Salem" (Topsfield note appears twice, once in pencil and again in ballpoint pen.)
"Topsfield / 1828" (handwritten)
"G101" (Waterhouse reference number?)
Location of origin
France
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
flocking
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
France
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
flocking
paper (fiber product)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
88 x 18 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.485
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
286654

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Landscape
Trees
Villages
Water
Mill
Mountains
Design Technique
Irise
Period/Style
Scenery Figure
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 25 1/8, print width 18 1/4 (inches)
Design Technique
Irise

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