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2001.281.1050 (RS196718)

Description

Partial roll of Rococo Revival wallpaper. Bright colored floral sprays in a framework of gray asymmetrical ruffled foliate scrollwork on white ground. Block-printed in two grays, green, blue, orange, purple, pink and dark red on white satin ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1845-1855
Inscriptions
"Marion Merrill / 11 Hollis Rd. / Portland" (handwritten)
"Victorian - mid 19th century / etc. / many from Salem, Cape Cod, Maine, etc - / I have checked them all + / they can be filed. Not that interesting" (handwritten)
"Almost all late / papers - Victorian, etc / I have checked them / + must press them + put / together in a folder of / later papers" (handwritten)
Location of origin
France
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
France
Portland (Cumberland county, Maine)
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Rococo Revival
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Merrill, Marion
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
22 1/4 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1050
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
291883
Reference Notes
Same paper, different colorway. From General McClelland House, South Woodstock, Connecticut.
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 1969.575.2 Relationship Same pattern, different colors.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Flowers
Scrolls
Dots
Sprays
Design Technique
Polished
Period/Style
Rococo Revival
Form
Unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 22, print width 20 1/2 (inches)
Design Technique
Polished

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