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2001.281.506A-C (RS192720)

Description

Wallpaper fragments from the front hall of a house in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Only a portion of the entire floral medallion pattern remains. The remaining section is a large floral bouquet tied with a ribbon surrounded by white stylized flower and scroll elements. Block-printed in pink, white, and two varnished greens on blue ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1829
date provided in provenance
Inscriptions
"First paper on front / entry 1829 / [additional writing cannot be deciphered]" (handwritten)
"Wellesley Mass / First paper in front / entry used in 1829 / Given me by a decorator from / Wellesley" (handwritten)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
varnish
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
varnish
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
22 1/2 x 15 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.506A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
286840

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
bouquet
flowers
ribbon
stylized flowers
scrolls
Design Technique
Varnished
Period/Style
Floral Medallion
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Design Technique
Varnished

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