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2001.281.513 (RS191217)

Description

Wallpaper fragment with geometric pattern from West Yarmouth, Massachusetts. Alternating, stencil-like rosette figures form an overall geometric pattern resembling a tile mosaic. Block-printed in blue and white on ungrounded, pink paper. Wove paper, partial sheets. Lathe marks, from a later wall addition, stripe the paper's surface. Wallpaper fragment affixed to paperboard.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1810-1825
Inscriptions
"Moved to Bass River by Prescott / Wilde / House originally / a cobbler's shop / on what is now / Rt. 28 W. Yarmouth" (handwritten)
Location of origin
United States
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
United States
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
geometric patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
13 1/4 x 16 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.513
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
286934

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
rosettes
stylized flowers
medallions
pin dots
vine
Period/Style
Tile
Geometric
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 9 3/8, repeat width 9 1/4 (inches)

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