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2001.281.520.2 (RS191203)

Description

Wallpaper fragment from Wareham, Massachusetts. All-over medallion pattern. Small medallions with stylized floral centers among curling figures and small stylized flowers. Block-printed in red on ochre ground. Wove paper, partial sheets. Fragment is the second layer of three and is still adhered to upper and lower layers. Probably removed from the Captain John Kendrick House.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1810
Location of origin
United States
Associated Building
Original To Captain John Kendrick House.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Probably United States
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
medallions (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
8 x 9 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.520.2
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
287130
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.490 Relationship Very similar pattern, different colorway and addition of pindots. Blocks appear to be slightly different.
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.520.3

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
stylized flowers
medallions
Period/Style
Medallion
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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