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2001.281.969.1 (RS195156)

Description

Fragment of diaper-pattern wallpaper from the Captain Snow House, Provincetown, Massachusetts. Repeating diamonds formed by lines with geometric diamond and concentric circles frame Gothic-style quatrefoils. Roller-printed in light cream and metallic gold on cream ground. The paper is affixed to paperboard and includes fragments border paper (see 2001.281.969.2). The pattern was reproduced by Warner as "Provincetown Geometric" in the 1950s.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1865-1880
Inscriptions
"Provincetown - / Second layer in parlor / Capt Snow house" (handwritten)
"Has been reproduced by DS. W / First collection / Very popular" (handwritten)
"1810 / Snow house in / Provincetown"
Location of origin
United States
Associated Building
Original To Captain Snow House, Parlor.
Material
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Probably United States
Provincetown (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
diaper patterns
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
16 1/2 x 9 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.969.1
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
290997
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.968 Relationship Layer 1 from Captain Snow House parlor.
Title Wallpaper Border Accession number 2001.281.696.2AB
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.969.2A-C
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.823
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.838

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Diamonds
Quatrefoils
Geometric
Period/Style
Diaper Pattern
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 2 1/4, repeat width 2 1/4 (inches)

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