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Wallpaper Border

2001.281.935 (RS194327)

Description

Fragment of wallpaper border with pattern imitating brocade and gimp ribbon. Central band consisting of multi-color floral sprigs and undulating pale green vine with berries printed over vertical striping and edged with pink dots. An outer band of pink, yellow and green gimp and inner band of solid blue, run along upper and lower edges of border. The paper is embossed with a ribbed texture. Stripes of pink and blue are applied over the metallic green ground. Floral and gimp elements are block-printed over stripes and ground. Block-printed in black, two browns, three greens, pink, fuschia, yellow, two violets, and metallic silver. End of roll fragment, stamped "38" on front. Stamped "5337" on verso.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1890
Inscriptions
"38" [circled] (pattern number?)
"5337" [in cartouche] (pattern number?)
Location of origin
France
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Possibly France
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
borders (ornament areas)
embossed wall coverings
floral patterns
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
5 3/4 x 24 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.935
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
290298

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Gimp
Brocade
Floral
Sprigs
Vine
Berries
Stripes
Period/Style
Imitation textile
Floral
Form
unused
Paper Finish
Embossed
Pattern No.
38 1337
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Border
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: print width 20 (inches)

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