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2001.281.1033 (RS196723)

Description

Rolled sample of "The Montespan Design" wallpaper from the Chellis Estate, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts. Large-scale damask-style pattern with long repeat roller-printed in white on brown ingrain paper. The pattern consists of two alternating elaborate floral vignettes. One vignette is a vase of flowers. A swag of acorns and leaves is suspended in air behind it by butterflies. The vase rests on a carpet or screen with cord and tassels flanked by birds. Floral swags, which frame the vignette below, hang from flowering foliate scrolls. The next vignette is an urn containing fruit, flowers and wheat shafts. Squirrels sit on the urn's handles and birds fly among the wheat shafts. Below the urn hang acanthus leaf figures flanked by peacocks. Swags of lace ribbon hang from the acanthus leaves. In the selvedge is printed "The Montespan Design" and the English "Reg. No. 504424" indicating a design date of 1907.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1907-1917
Inscriptions
"THE MONTESPAN DESIGN / Reg. No 504424" (Pattern name and English registry number.)
"Collection of / beautiful flocks, embossed papers, etc. / Some from Germany / From the Chellis estate / Wellesley?” (handwritten)
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Associated With Chellis Estate (Wellesley Hills, MA).
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
England (United Kingdom) [country]
Descriptive terms
damask
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
A. H. Davenport
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
66 3/8 x 22 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1033
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
291640
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Ingrain
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Floral
Bouquet
Vase
Urn
Birds
Peacocks
Squirrels
Butterflies
Wheat
Fruit
Acanthus
Scrolls
Swags
Acorns
Cords
Tassles
Lace
Ribbon
Period/Style
Damask
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
The Montespan Design
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 55 3/4, print width 20 3/4 (inches)

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