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2001.281.983 (RS196356)

Description

Fragment of a roll of uncut wallpaper border corners from Lexington, Massachusetts. The paper is printed with one large corner per width of the roll. Three complete corners are present. The corners depict pink and cream roses and their foliage with intermingling gray ribbon against a white background. The corners are block-printed in white, three grays, five greens, peach, red, four pinks, two shades of cream, tan and brown on white ground. French.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1890
Inscriptions
Her grandfather was early clock maker in Newburyport - / French Beautiful expensive gold leaf papers - / Given me by Miss Anna Muzzey / 14 Glen Road / Lexington 73 - Mass--- / Her father in 1840's (?) heard that beautiful w. p. were ? arriving on a ship in Boston - from France - + he bought / the entire lot. He was a merchant in Boston - / The elaborate corner borders are from Miss Muzzey" (Last line added later in felt tip marker.)
Location of origin
France
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
France
Lexington (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Muzzey, Anna, Miss
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
38 3/8 x 22 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.983
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
291273
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Roses
Ribbon
Period/Style
Floral
Form
Unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Border
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: print width 12 3/4 (inches)

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