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Wallpaper with attached border

2001.281.565.1AB (RS192616)

Description

One long wallpaper fragment, now in two parts, of a floral vine and stripe pattern from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The paper is block-printed in black, green and pink on white ground. Laid paper, partial sheets. Fragment (A) retains a deteriorated fragment of the paper's floral border block-printed in blue, pink, red, white and green varnish on ungrounded paper. The wallpaper may be original to the Walsh House (circa 1796) now part of Strawberry Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1795-1810
Inscriptions
"Strawbery Banke / Walsh House?" (Written on back of large envelop addressed to Waterhouse Wallhangings, 38 Wareham Street, Boston. No return address. Bulk rage postage.)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Possibly Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
80 x 3 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.565.1AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
288258
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.564 Relationship Papers found together in same folder. Both from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Both from houses on Washington Street. Possibly both from the Walsh House?
Title Drawing of a wallpaper pattern Accession number 2001.281.565.2

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Stylized flowers
Vines
Stripes
Period/Style
Floral Stripe
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 20 3/4 (inches)

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