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2001.281.586 (RS194335)

Description

Fragment of striped wallpaper from the study of the Governor's Mansion, Augusta, Maine. Central stripe features eight-pointed star figure flanked by sold colored stripes, then wide stripes in the ground color with a centered stylized vine. Paper is embossed with a fine ribbed texture. Roller-printed in metallic copper, red, tan, brown and blue-green on light beige ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1870
Inscriptions
"In study of / James G. Blaine Museum / Augusta Maine / Governor's Mansion" (handwritten)
Material
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
9 1/2 x 17 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.586
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
288391
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
8-pointed stars
stripes
stylized vine
Period/Style
Stripe
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Embossed
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 3 7/8 (inches)

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