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Reproduction Wallpaper Border

2001.281.795.1-.3 (RS195308)

Description

Three unused samples of reproduction wallpaper border or frieze by an unknown manufacturer. Wallpaper has highly abstracted flowering vines, each with one large lower blossom and a three-lobed leaf. Vines rise and interwine along top and have additional blossoms and leaves. Vines grow from a lower band with two horizontal stripes, Renaissance strapwork and a trefoil motif. There is a single horizontal band at top. Screen-printed. Three colorways are present: 2001.281.795.1 -- Brown, beige, peach and orange on a pale blue ground; 2001.281.795.2 -- Metallic gold, white and green on an olive green ground; and 2001.281.795.3 -- Brown, green, yellow and orange on a cinnamon ground. Pattern is reminiscent of papers manufactured by Bradbury & Bradbury.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1960-1990
Inscriptions
"Job 858 / Renaissance / strikeoff / on El[illegible] 65" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.795.3.)
Location of origin
United States
Material
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
screen printing
Object type
Building Component
Places
United States
Descriptive terms
borders (ornament areas)
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
screen printing
scrolling foliage
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
14 3/4 x 9 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.795.1-.3
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
290391
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Border or Frieze Accession number 2001.281.962

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Screen Print
Decor Motif
flowers
vines
leaves
strapwork
trefoils
Period/Style
Art Nouveau
Form
Unused
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Freize

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