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2001.281.964 (RS195166)

Description

Fragment of striped wallpaper from Contoocook, New Hampshire. Pattern of stripes with alternating motifs, one stripe of stylized dandelion figures printed in white and gray, another of stylized lacy ribbon in white, and a third in solid purple. The solid stripe divides the two stripes with motifs. The dandelion figures are framed by scrolling fern-like branches, also in purple, which bulge outward over the adjacent purple stripes. Where the branches cross over the solid purple stripe they are gray, the color of the paper's ground. The pattern is block-printed in white, light gray, and purple on gray ground. Laid paper, partial sheets. The wallpaper pattern was reproduced by Katzenback and Warren in the 1960s and Waterhouse Wallhangings in the 1970s.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1810-1825
Inscriptions
"Tell story of house / Dandelion Stripe / Hoyt house built 1760 / Contoocook, NH / G16" (handwritten)
Location of origin
United States
Associated Building
Original To Hoyt House (Contoocook, NH), Parlor.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
laid paper
Object type
Building Component
Places
Contoocook (Merrimack county, New Hampshire)
United States
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
laid paper
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
10 1/4 x 8 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.964
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
290829
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
dandelions
ribbons
Lace
Stripes
Period/Style
Stripe
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Laid
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 3 3/8 (inches)

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