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2001.281.488AB (RS191619)

Description

Two fragments of striped wallpaper from Sandwich, Massachusetts. A seaweed figure stripe alternates with an abstract stripe in this pattern. Block-printed in white, red, green and tan on gray ground. Green color is used at the paper or pattern edges and tan color is used in the paper or pattern center, creating color, as well as pattern, striping.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1850
Inscriptions
"WATERHOUSE WALLINGINGS INC. / 400 BOYLSTON ST. BOSTON, MASS. / PATTERN NO. [SPACE] PRICE PER ROLL [SPACE] / FOR CUSTOM COLORS ADD $150 PER ROLL / MINIMUM CUSTOM ORDER 6 ROLLS" (Stamp used as owner identification. This paper is the original, not a reproduction for sale.)
"Early block" (Dorothy Waterhouse believed paper dated to 1820s.)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
9 1/4 x 13 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.488AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
286671

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Ingrain
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
seaweed
pin stripes
pin dots
Period/Style
Stripe
Form
wall fragments
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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