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2001.281.542 (RS194595)

Description

Small, unused fragment of gilt-figured wallpaper from the Governor Bradford house, Kingston, New Hampshire. Delicately detailed medallion and quatrefoil figures joined to form vertical stripes. Figures include Neoclassical elements such as foliate scrolls, floral swags, beads and trifoils. Embossed and gilded with gold leaf on beige ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1865-1875
Inscriptions
"Gov Bradford home --- / Kingston N. H." (handwritten)
Location of origin
Germany
Associated Building
Original To Governor Bradford House.
Material
embossed wall coverings
gilding
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
embossed wall coverings
gilding
Neoclassical
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
11 1/4 x 8 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.542
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
287647

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
medallions
quatrefoil
Design Technique
Gilt
Period/Style
Gilt Figure
Form
unused
Paper Finish
Embossed
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Design Technique
Gilt

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