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2001.281.498 (RS191620)

Description

Unused wallpaper fragment from Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. Embossed and gilded floral figures. Background floral vine pattern block-printed in light gray on off white ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1865-1875
Inscriptions
"South Yarmouth 1845? / 25" (1845 and 25 are circled. 25 written in ball point pen.)
"Gold impressed / on white was / very popular in mid-19th century / for parlors. The / first gold used was real gold leaf --- / Note design in back ground" (Last line written in pencil.)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
embossed wall coverings
gilding
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
embossed wall coverings
floral patterns
gilding
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
16 1/2 x 13 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.498
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
286727

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Sprigs
floral vine
Design Technique
Gilt
Period/Style
Gilt Figure
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 11 1/8 (inches)
Design Technique
Gilt

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