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2001.281.516 (RS192716)

Description

Fragment of damask-style wallpaper from the Salisbury Mansion, Worcester, Massachusetts. Foliate and grain stalk damask. The central design element is a large "U" or lyre-shaped foliate and scroll figure. Grain stalks, or possibly hops flowers, rise from the top of the figure and dangling from its scrolling arms. Figures are block-printed in white and green, background in blue with dark gray pindots. Paper is either ungrounded or grounded in white. Laid paper, partial sheets. Reproduced by Waterhouse Wallhangings as "Salisbury Mansion Middle Chamber Sidewall."

Details

Maker
Probably Moses Grant, Jr. & Co. (Manufacturer)
Date
1811-1817
Inscriptions
"1st layer" (handwritten)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Associated Building
Original To Salisbury Mansion.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Probably United States
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
36 x 5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.516
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
286959

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
foliate
scrolls
pin dots
grain stocks
hops flowers
Period/Style
Damask
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 10 3/8 (inches)

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