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2001.281.507.1A-F (RS192722)

Description

Six fragments of wallpaper from South Wellfleet, Massachusetts. A stylized floral bouquet is centered on a background of small sprigs. A floral stripe runs vertically along right side of pattern. Block-printed in red and white on orange ground. Laid paper, partial sheets. Fragments D and E retain pieces of attached floral border (see 2001.281.507.2A-E)

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1810-1820
Inscriptions
"Mrs. Walter Gartner / South Wellfleet / Mass" (handwritten)
"#6. Wellfleet, Mass / (with border)" (handwritten)
Location of origin
United States
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Probably United States
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
8 1/2 x 21 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.507.1A-F
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
286879
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Border Accession number 2001.281.507.2A-E
Title Wallpaper Border Accession number 2001.281.508
Title Wallpaper Border Accession number 2001.281.509

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Stylized flowers
bouquet
sprigs
floral stripe
Period/Style
Floral Stripe
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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