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Honeybee Wallpaper

2001.281.594 (RS195057)

Description

Fragment of "Honeybee" wallpaper, designed by Candace Wheeler in 1881, from a house in Bath, Maine. In the pattern honeybees fly among circling floral vines on a background pattern of honeycomb. Block-printed in metallic gold, metallic silver, nude, tan, brown, yellow on light blue ground. The paper is embossed with a woven texture.

Details

Maker
Wheeler, Candace (Designer)
Date
1881
Design date.
Inscriptions
"Trott / 173 Brown St / Providence / From old / house in / Maine" (Second entry is written in ballpoint pen.)
"Mrs. Trott / Bath, Me" (handwritten)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Bath (Sagadahoc county, Maine)
United States
Descriptive terms
Aesthetic Movement
block printing (relief printing process)
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Trott, Mrs.
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
33 x 14 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.594
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
288563
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.595AB
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.596A-E
Title Wallpaper Border Accession number 2001.281.597

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
bees
flowering vines
woven texture
Period/Style
Aesthetic
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Embossed
Pattern Name
Honeybee
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 23 7/8 (inches)

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