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2001.281.963 (RS195161)

Description

Small fragment of damask-patterned wallpaper. The wallpaper was chosen by John Quincy Adams for use in the formal sitting room of the "Old House," part of the Adams National Historical Park, Quincy, Massachusetts. The paper has a dense floral swag and foliate scrolls pattern with hanging cord and tassel figures. Block-printed in yellow and peach on ungrounded ochre paper. The wallpaper is an American adaptation of a Jean-Baptiste Reveillon design. The pattern was reproduced in the 1970s by Waterhouse Wallhangings as "Vassal Adams House."

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1826
Location of origin
United States
Associated Building
Original To Old House, Quincy, MA (Adams National Historic Park).
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Quincy (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
United States
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Adams National Historical Park (National Park Service)
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
7 1/2 x 4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.963
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
290826
Related Items
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.774

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Ingrain
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Flowers
Scrolls
Foliate
Period/Style
Damask
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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