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2001.281.589 (RS194347)

Description

Fragment of diaper-patterned wallpaper from Cornish, Maine. Diamond pattern formed by striated white lines and white and gray circles, give the impression of architectural molding. Each diamond frames a quatrefoil figure. Block-printed in white and two grays on light gray ground. Wove paper with visible rag fibers, partial sheets.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1830
Inscriptions
"B6 [circled] / Cornish, Maine" (handwritten)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
wove paper
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
diaper patterns
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wove paper
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
16 1/2 x 21 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.589
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
288513

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
diamonds
quatrefoil
Period/Style
Diaper Pattern
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 4 3/4, repeat width 4 3/4 (inches)

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