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2001.281.604 (RS195054)

Description

Fragment of unused Anglo-Japanese floral wallpaper from Portland, Maine. Asymmetrical pattern of flowers among a patchwork of geometric and naturalistic patterns. Flowers include stylized tulips and bleeding hearts. Patterns include Greek key, honeycomb, and diamonds. Paper is embossed with a pebble texture and roller-printed in black, maroon, orange, yellow, pale blue and metallic gold on olive ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1890
Inscriptions
"Miss Marion Merrill / Portland" (handwritten)
Material
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
Anglo-Japanese
embossed wall coverings
floral patterns
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
34 1/4 x 15 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.604
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
288669

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Stylized flowers
greek key
honeycomb
diamonds
bleeding hearts
Period/Style
Anglo-Japanese
Floral
Form
unused
Paper Finish
Embossed
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 18 3/4 (inches)

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