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Wallpaper Border

2001.281.665AB (RS194044)

Description

Two fragments of embossed, gilt-figured wallpaper border. Fragment (A) is two rows of uncut border. Fragment (B) is a single border.The border has an upper band of gilt trefoil figures against a green background. The lower band is a pattern of repeating gilt diamond, circle and lozenge figures against vertical ribbing. The centers of the lozenges and diamonds are printed orange and red. Block-printed in black, green, orange and red on light pink ground with gold gilding.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1865-1875
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
embossed wall coverings
gilding
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
borders (ornament areas)
embossed wall coverings
gilding
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
4 7/8 x 18 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.665AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289568

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Trefoil
Foliate
Diamond
Lozenge
Design Technique
Gilt
Period/Style
NeoClassical
Form
unused
Paper Finish
Embossed
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Border
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat width 2 1/8 (inches)
Design Technique
Gilt

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