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2001.281.507.2A-E (RS192855)

Description

Wallpaper border fragments from South Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Flower and ribbon pattern. Pink and blue flowers are linked by ribbon festoons and bordered above and below by orange and yellow lines in a geometric pattern. Details of the border are not clear due to poor condition. Block-printed in orange, yellow, pink, and green varnish. White ground (now discolored) on handmade paper. Fragment D and E still attached to wallpaper (see 2001.281.507.1D-E).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1810-1820
Location of origin
United States
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
varnish
Object type
Building Component
Places
Possibly United States
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
varnish
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
5 x 2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.507.2A-E
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
286880
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Title Wallpaper Border Accession number 2001.281.509

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
flowers
ribbon
geometric stripe
Design Technique
Varnished
Period/Style
Floral
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Border
Design Technique
Varnished

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