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2001.281.611.1 (RS195045)

Description

Fragment of a wide floral border from Westbrook, Maine with fragment of attached Anglo-Japanese sidewall (see 2001.281.611.2ab). Floral border featuring roses, sunflowers and acanthus leaves with upper and lower border of stylized overlapping leaves. Roller-printed in iridescent metallic copper, purple, orange, three browns, pale yellow on ochre ground. The paper is embossed with a weave texture.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1890
Inscriptions
"Herewith is some wall paper from an old house in Maine / (vintage 1700) which my family there acquired. Perhaps your / wallpaper friend might like it. If not just toss it away. / Whether it was original with the house I do not know but there / was nothing under it." (Excerpt from short letter written from Dorothy C. V. Pearson to Hazel Cheever dated November 15, 1966.)
"Dear Dorothy - / My friend Dorothy / C. V. Pearon of 5 Woodman Drive Bedford Mass 01730 / mailed me this wall paper. / I have enclosed the note that / she sent to me." (Excerpt from letter to Dorothy Waterhouse from Hazel Cheever dated November 17, 1966. Dorothy Waterhouse notes at top left that she answered the letter on November 27.)
"Westbrook / Me. / Leon Water house" (handwritten)
Associated Building
Original To .
Material
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Probably United States
Descriptive terms
borders (ornament areas)
embossed wall coverings
floral patterns
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
9 1/2 x 36 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.611.1
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
288757
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.611.2A-C

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Roses
Sunflowers
Acanthus Leaves
Period/Style
Floral
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Embossed
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Border
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat width 18 3/4 (inches)

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