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2001.281.534 (RS194579)

Description

Wallpaper fragment from the home of President Pierce, Hillsboro, New Hampshire. Tile pattern of alternating medallions and foliate sprigs in squares. Pindots outline the squares and fill the corners of the squares with sprigs. Block-printed in green and white on pink ground. Wove paper, partial sheet.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1810-1820
Inscriptions
"Downstairs Hall paper -- above / stencilled walls -- / Home of / President Pierce / Hillsboro N. H." (handwritten)
Location of origin
United States
Associated Building
Original To Franklin Pierce House, Front Hall.
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
United States
Descriptive terms
medallions (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
4 1/4 x 2 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.534
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
287499

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
medallions
foliate
sprig
Period/Style
Medallion
Tile
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 4 1/8 (inches)

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