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2001.281.496.1A-F (RS192728)

Description

Trellis and medallion patterned wallpaper removed from the 1850 addition of the Nye House in Sandwich, Massachusetts. Fragment A remains affixed to the back of two later layers of wallpaper. Roller-printed in gray, white, olive and maroon on a light gray ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1860
Inscriptions
"From Nye Home / Sandwich Mass - / These papers were found in part of house / which was addition (circa 1850) --- Papers are later - / The Nye house was built with / first 2 over 2 rooms probably - / circa 1687" (handwritten)
"First paper in / addition to old house. / Nye home / Sandwich / Original 1687 / Addition 1850" (handwritten)
Location of origin
United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Probably United States
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
27 1/2 x 22 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.496.1A-F
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
286716
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
trellis
medallion
quatrefoil
greek key
Period/Style
Medallion
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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