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2001.281.946 (RS194360)

Description

Fragment of scenic wallpaper border from Maine. Wide border with multiple pattern bands. Band along the upper edge of the border consists of two repeating figures printed in browns and black, imitating a carved architectural molding. The band below it is a geometric pattern in blues, reds and green perhaps meant to imitate painted plaster. The central band consists of a landscape scene depicting a lake with mountains in the distance. The landscape is framed by short pilasters with acanthus leaves and scrolls. The pilasters hold up a ceiling band decorated with polygons and edged with a stripe of bead and reel trim. The last band, running along the bottom edge of the border, is a geometric floral pattern printed in blues, reds and green. Roller-printed in black, three browns, two blues, pink, red, three greens and metallic silver on ungrounded paper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1900-1910
Inscriptions
"Border - Mrs. Orint's / house in Maine" (handwritten)
Location of origin
United States
Material
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Probably United States
Squantum Point (Hancock county, Maine) [cape]
Descriptive terms
borders (ornament areas)
fretwork
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Orint, Mrs.
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
9 1/8 x 39 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.946
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
290365
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.609A-C Relationship Another paper from Mrs. Orint's House in Maine.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Lake
Mountian
landscape
Architectural Molding
Stylized Flower
Polygon
pin dots
pilaster
acanthus
scrolls
Period/Style
Scenery Figure
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Border
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat width 18 3/4 (inches)

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