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2001.281.1052 (RS196688)

Description

Rolled fragment of red floral wallpaper. Large-scale pattern of exotic flowers, foliage and fruit in dark red printed over a small-scale floral pattern in red on red ground. Block-printed in two reds on red ground. English.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1900
Inscriptions
"Flocked brocade / in red" ((Paper is not flocked))
"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
England
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
England (United Kingdom) [country]
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
49 1/2 x 22 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1052
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
291907

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Exotic Flowers
Fruit
Foliage
Period/Style
Floral
Form
Unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 42, print width 20 7/8 (inches)

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