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2001.281.971.1AB (RS195182)

Description

Two fragments of wallpaper from the Wade Homestead, Ipswich, Massachusetts. Wallpaper is printed with a geometric tile pattern featuring a stylized floral and foliate medallion in a sixteen-sided tile. The tiles are divided by lozenge figures with sprig and twig figures. The paper is roller-printed in black, red and pale yellow on an olive ground. The pattern was reproduced as part of the second Waterhouse Collection by Warner. The fragments are attached to either side of a piece of paperboard along with fragments of additional wallpapers with diaper patterns (see 2001.281.971.2 and 2001.281.971.3).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1880
Inscriptions
"Old Wade homestead Ipswich, Mass - / This original was reproduced in the / 2nd Waterhouse Collection / by Warner / See reverse side" (handwritten)
"6" [circled with check mark] (handwritten)
"Design 19 3/16 x 20 1/2" (handwritten)
"Ipswich, Mass - / Old Wade Homestead - "
"Mary Wade" (handwritten)
Associated Building
Original To Wade House (Ipswich, MA).
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Ipswich (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
geometric patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Wade, Mary
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
11 x 13 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.971.1AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
291007
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.971.2
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.971.3
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.851

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Medallion
Stylized Floral
Stylized Foliate
Sprigs
Twigs
Lozenges
Period/Style
Tile
Form
wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 3 1/4, repeat width 3 7/8 (inches)

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