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2001.281.598 (RS195049)

Description

Fragment of unused floral stripe wallpaper from Kennebunk, Maine. Pattern of alternating wide and narrow stripes with leafy vines. A large white vine with tropical, serrated leaves grows over a wide stripe of gray with dark gray horizontally striped ribbon edges. Floral sprays in gold and gray accent each leaf. The narrow stripe is dark gray. A vine with varrigated leaves and flower buds grows over it. The narrow stripe is edged with lozenge-figure ribbons. White polished ground block-printed in two grays and metallic gold.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1860
Inscriptions
"Metcalf / Kennebunk Me / Parlor" (handwritten)
Associated Building
Original To , Parlor.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
United States
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
24 x 20 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.598
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
288582
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Vines
Foliate
Leaves
Floral Sprays
Ribbon
Stripes
Design Technique
Polished
Period/Style
Floral Stripe
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 17 3/4, repeat width 20 1/2, print width 20 1/2 (inches)
Design Technique
Polished

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