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2001.281.538AB (RS192614)

Description

Two unused fragments of arabesque floral wallpaper from the Governor Bradford house, Kingston, New Hampshire. Pattern of vertically repeating arabesque figures with delicate floral garlands. Block-printed in gold, black, mint green, blue, pink, red, ochre and orange on glazed pink ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1850
Inscriptions
"Former Gov. Bradford home / French -- Dainty glazed design / Kingston, N. H." (handwritten)
Location of origin
France
Associated Building
Original To Governor Bradford House.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Possibly France
Descriptive terms
arabesques
block printing (relief printing process)
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
18 7/8 x 18 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.538AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
287585

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
arabesque
garlands
Design Technique
Polished
Period/Style
NeoClassical
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 20 5/8, print width 18 3/4 (inches)
Design Technique
Polished

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