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2001.281.1039 (RS196722)

Description

Rolled fragment of large-scale floral medallion wallpaper from the Chellis Estate, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts. Oval strapwork frames hang from a bow-knotted ribbon. The medallions frame bouquets; are festooned with flowers and ribbon; and are embellished with scrolling acanthus leaves, laurel wreaths, beads and floral swags. Block-printed in yellow on dark blue ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1916
Associated Building
Associated With Chellis Estate (Wellesley Hills, MA).
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
medallions (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
A. H. Davenport
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
26 x 21 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1039
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
291681

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Strapwork
Medallion
Bouquet
Ribbon
Flowers
Sprig
Scrolls
Acanthus
Laurel Wreath
Beads
Bow Knot
Period/Style
Floral Medallion
Form
Unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: print width 21 (inches)

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