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2001.281.985 (RS196359)

Description

Fragment of a roll of uncut wallpaper borders from Lexington, Massachusetts. The fragment is a partial roll of uncut borders, eight borders are printed across the width of the roll. The borders are purple ribbon with green, lace edging. Block-printed in four greens and five shades of purple on white ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1865-1875
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
Lexington (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Probably France
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Muzzey, Anna, Miss
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
16 1/2 x 21 7/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.985
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
291278
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Ribbon
Lace
Period/Style
Imitation textile
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Border
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: print width 20 3/4 (inches)

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