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2001.281.610 (RS195056)

Description

Fragment of Anglo-Japanese floral wallpaper from West Buxton, Maine. Stylized flowers and diagonal striping formed by a patchwork of geometric patterns. Flowers are reminiscent of Persian design. Roller-printed in pale yellow, red, brown, dark olive, and black on olive ground. Newsprint affixed to back has a visible date of November 4, 1876.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1890
Inscriptions
"J. M. Hutchenson" (written twice)
"Civil War Era / from / Mrs. Fred k H. Davis / West Buxton / Maine" (handwritten)
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Probably United States
Descriptive terms
Anglo-Japanese
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
28 x 22 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.610
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
288748

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Persian
Stylized flowers
Geometric Patterns
Period/Style
Anglo-Japanese
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 12 3/8, repeat width 9 1/4 (inches)

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