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2001.281.495AB (RS191198)

Description

Two fragments of striped wallpaper from the Nye Homestead in Sandwich, Massachusetts. Undulating vine with leaves and berries alternates with geometric diamond stripe. Block-printed in white on gray ground. Wove paper, partial sheet. Reproduced by Waterhouse Wallhangings as "Nye Homestead" in the 1960s.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1810
Inscriptions
"Under lathe + plaster" (handwritten)
"Nye / Homestead / Sandwich, Mass" (handwritten)
"Upstairs / First layer / Nye house / Sandwich"
"First paper on pine boards / Nye house / Sandwich" (handwritten)
Location of origin
United States
Associated Building
Original To Nye Homestead, 2nd Floor Room.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
wove paper
Object type
Building Component
Places
Probably United States
Sandwich (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wove paper
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
18 1/2 x 11 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.495AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
286709
Related Items
Title Reproduction Wallpapers Accession number 2001.281.759.1-.7
Title Wallpaper Accession number 1923.313

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Vines
diamonds
stripes
Foliate Vine
Berries
Period/Style
Stripe
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 5 1/8 (inches)

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