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2001.281.600 (RS195051)

Description

Unused gilt-figured wallpaper from Portland, Maine that forms the end of a roll. The design encorporates two repeating rows of embossed and gilded naturalistic floral sprigs: one row of alternating large and medium size sprigs and one row of small sprigs. Direction of all sprigs alternates. Gold leaf and embossing on light cream ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1870
Inscriptions
"Bay Window Room" (Not in Dorothy Waterhouse's handwriting. [RCN describes this as 1860s handwritting.])
"Marion Merrill / Portland Me" (Dorothy Waterhouse's handwriting.)
"240014" (Second 0 is horizontally oriented, rather than vertical.)
Associated Building
Original To .
Material
embossed wall coverings
gilding
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
embossed wall coverings
floral patterns
gilding
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
38 1/4 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.600
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
288603

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Decor Motif
Naturalistic Floral
Sprigs
Design Technique
Gilt
Period/Style
Gilt Figure
Form
Unused
Paper Finish
Embossed
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: print width 18 1/2 (inches)
Design Technique
Gilt

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