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2001.281.609A-C (RS195038)

Description

Three fragments of wallpaper from an house in Squantum, Maine. Pattern of colorful birds in leafy branches over a diamond pattern. Additional leafy branches in shadow in the background. Block-printed in blue, orange, yellow, brown, gray, four greens and black on light blue ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Inscriptions
"(See photos) / From old house in Maine / (From Mrs. Orint of Squantum) / Paper was hidden behind lathe + plaster where a fire place had been built" (handwritten)
"Extra pieces / From old house in Maine / belonging to B. Orint - Squantum" (handwritten)
Location of origin
France
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Probably France
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
diaper patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
16 x 9 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.609A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
288737
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
birds
diamonds
foliage
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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