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2001.281.486A-D (RS192737)

Description

Four fragments of striped wallpaper from Salem, Massachusetts. Criss-crossing vines with clover leaves stylized flowers alternate with chevron stripes. An abstract figure creates a third, narrow stripe dividing the two primary stripes. Block-printed in white on blue ground. Laid paper, partial sheets. Probably produced in Boston.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1810
Inscriptions
"Salem Mass - / Under lathes + plaster" (handwritten)
"Elephant sheets" [arrow] (Arrow pointing toward seam of paper sheets.)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
laid paper
Object type
Building Component
Places
Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Probably Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
laid paper
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
19 x 19 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.486A-D
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
286667

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
vines
clover leaf
chevron
Period/Style
Stripe
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 2 1/4 (inches)

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