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2001.281.984 (RS196366)

Description

Fragment of a roll of unused wallpaper border corners from Lexington, Massachusetts. The paper is printed with two corners per roll width. The fragment includes six full corners and two partial corners. The corners depict pink roses and their foliage wrapped to a gold bar by winding gray ribbon. Block-printed in white, four grays, three greens, tan, cream, two pinks and red on white ground.

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 written later in felt tip marker.)
"Miss Muzzey? / Lexington - odl house / Elegant borders and corners" (handwritten)
Location of origin
France
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Lexington (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Probably France
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Muzzey, Anna, Miss
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
42 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.984
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
291274
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Roses
Ribbon
Metal bar
Period/Style
Floral
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Border
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 11 3/4, repeat width 9 5/8, print width 19 (inches)

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