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2001.281.603 (RS195035)

Description

Fragment of unused floral wallpaper from Portland, Maine. Meandering floral vine with peach-colored blossoms and berries. Roller-printed in two shades of olive green, two shades of peach and metallic gold on light cream ground. Straight match.

Details

Maker
J.J.L. & Co. (Manufacturer)
Date
1885-1895
Inscriptions
"Marion Merrill / Portland Me." (handwritten)
Material
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
Aesthetic Movement
floral patterns
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
26 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.603
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
288667
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 1985.783 Relationship Same wallpaper from same donor. Mrs. Waterhouse gave a sample to SPNEA in 1985. Second sample, kept by Mrs. Waterhouse, came to Historic New England with Waterhouse Collection donated by Bernard Scott in 2001.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Stylized flowers
Berries
Period/Style
Floral
Aesthetic
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 12 1/2, repeat width 18, print width 18 (inches)

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