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2001.281.518.1A-I (RS192858)

Description

Floral trail and stripe wallpaper from the Captain John Kendrick House, Wareham, Massachusetts. First layer of paper from the north room on the second floor, removed during mid-1970s restoration. A black floral vine with gray-green blooms undulates across regularly placed floral stripes. The floral stripes alternate from black stems with white flowers to white stems with black flowers. The gray-green of the flowers appears to be stenciled on the pink ground with the rest of the pattern block-printed over both in white and black . Laid paper, partial sheets. English excise tax stamp on verso (Fragment H).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1760-1780
Inscriptions
"[English Excise Stamp] / PAPER / J" (See object file for photographs, correspondence, etc.)
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Original To Captain John Kendrick House, 2nd Floor Room.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
England (United Kingdom) [country]
Wareham (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
20 1/4 x 9 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.518.1A-I
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
287072
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Floral vines
flowers
stripes
Design Technique
Stenciled
Period/Style
Floral Trail
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 19 1/2 (inches)
Design Technique
Stenciled

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