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2001.281.576 (RS194585)

Description

Wallpaper border fragment from the Brown House, Providence, Rhode Island. Wide border printed to imitate architectural molding featuring trophy figures encircled by grape vines. Block-printed in brown, beige, tan, gray, white and fuchsia on pink ground. Reproduced by Waterhouse Wallhangings.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1820
Inscriptions
"Original / from third floor / of Browne house / Providence, R. I." (handwritten)
Associated Building
Original To John Nicholas Brown House (Providence, R. I.), 3rd Floor Room.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Probably France
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
borders (ornament areas)
Neoclassical
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
10 3/4 x 22 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.576
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
288334

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Trophy
Grape Vines
Architectural Molding
Flowers
Period/Style
NeoClassical
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Border

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