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2001.281.487 (RS191204)

Description

Fragment of wallpaper used to cover a book from Sandwich, Massachusetts. French floral pattern block-printed with bouquets, fruit, and exotic birds on a background of pin dots.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1780
Inscriptions
"Fragment of wall paper / used to cover a school book / in Sandwich, Mass - / Note pin dotting in background all over / Indicates a more expensive paper / probably French." (handwritten)
"A / A" (Original owner's graffiti ? Pen and ink.)
"Dodge" (handwritten)
Location of origin
France
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
France
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
14 x 8 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.487
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
286668

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Flowers
Fruit
Birds
pin dots
Period/Style
Floral
Form
book cover
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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