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Wallpaper border

2001.281.612.1A-F (RS194345)

Description

Multiple fragments of wallpaper border from West Buxton, Maine. Pattern of white and brown, undulating, oblong figures resembling floating feathers. Block-printed in brown, white and black on laid paper. Fragments (a) and (b) attached to sidewall paper 2001.281.2.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1800
Inscriptions
"French with interesting / border / First paper / W. Buxton Maine / (Mrs. Grace Davis" (handwritten)
Associated Building
Original To .
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
laid paper
Object type
Building Component
Places
Possibly United States
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
laid paper
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
5 x 2 1/16 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.612.1A-F
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
288816
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Border Accession number 1970.496.2.2A-C Relationship Similar border in different colorway. See Wallpaper in New England page 90, figure 20.3.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Stylized feathers
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Border
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat width 3 1/2 (inches)

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