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2001.281.523AB (RS194590)

Description

Two fragments of foliate wallpaper. Large, naturalistic leaves and stylized floral sprigs alternate in off-set, mirroring rows (one row leans in to the left, the next row to the right) to form an all-over foliate pattern. Block-printed in pink and red on ochre ground. Laid paper, partial sheets. A small fragment of roller printed flower and scroll wallpaper remains affixed to the top of Fragment A.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1810-1815
Inscriptions
"W2" (handwritten)
"Note indication of duty stamp [arrow]"
"Found in the / restoration process / of an early house / probably NH / by Roy Baker / second paper / over print" (handwritten)
"2 [inside a square]" (Pattern and printing marks?)
"417" (stamped)
Associated Building
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
13 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.523AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
287148

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Leaves
Stylized flowers
sprigs
Period/Style
Foliate
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 7 1/2 (inches)

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