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2001.281.606 (RS194344)

Description

Fragment of unused medallion wallpaper from Portland, Maine. Acanthus leaves form heart-shaped medallions radiating c-scrolls from the sides and a fan of flowers from the top. The paper is embossed with nautilus spirals and is roller-printed in two shades of peach, brown and metallic gold on ochre ground.

Details

Maker
Robert Graves Co. (Manufacturer)
Date
1890-1910
manufacturer's dates
Inscriptions
"3178 / The ROBERT GRAVES Co. [text in banner logo]" (handwritten)
"To Dorothy Waterhouse / from Reg Wilson (Portland)" (handwritten)
Location of origin
New York, New York, United States
Material
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
United States
Descriptive terms
embossed wall coverings
medallions (ornament areas)
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
17 3/8 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.606
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
288700

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Heart-shaped
Acanthus
Scrolls
Stylized flowers
Nautilus
Period/Style
Medallion
Form
unused
Paper Finish
Embossed
Pattern No.
3178
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 15 5/8, repeat width 18 1/8, print width 18 1/8 (inches)

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