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Wallpaper Border

2001.281.637 (RS194058)

Description

Fragment of flocked border depicting naturalistic oak leaves and acorns wrapping around a horizontal rod, itself wrapped with string of beads. Faux-varnished wood background. The oak leaves and acorns are flocked in green and block-printed in black, three greens, and orange. The rod and faux wood areas are block-printed in four browns and two ochres on a light cream ground. The ground is striped with a slightly darker cream color, giving the paper an uneven rib texture which, in the faux wood area, looks like wood graining. The ground color is only visible in areas where the outline of the leaves has only been partially trimmed. The faux wood areas are glazed.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1860
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
flocking
graining
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
borders (ornament areas)
flocking
graining
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
4 7/8 x 27 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.637
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289238

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Oak Leaves
Acorns
Beads
Wood Grain
Design Technique
Flocked
Period/Style
Naturalistic
Foliate
NeoClassical
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Border
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat width 19 3/4 (inches)
Design Technique
Flocked

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