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2001.281.605 (RS195044)

Description

Fragment of imitation-textile wallpaper from Portland, Maine. Wallpaper achieves the look of a woven textile with a subtle, all-over floral pattern. The pattern is constructed of horizontal striping in metallic gold and brown on gold ground. The paper is embossed with an irregular texture.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1890
Inscriptions
"From / Miss Marion Merrill / Portland" (handwritten)
Material
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
embossed wall coverings
floral patterns
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
23 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.605
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
288696

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Floral
Woven
Brocade
Period/Style
Imitation textile
Form
unused
Paper Finish
Embossed
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 15 1/2, print width 18 1/4 (inches)

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