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2001.281.1060 (RS196709)

Description

Rolled fragment of unused floral wallpaper. Damask-style, large-scale pattern of highly stylized, exotic flowers. Block-printed in yellow, gold and metallic gold on white ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1880
Inscriptions
"1890's / Large design" (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"
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
35 1/2 x 22 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1060
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
291984

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Stylized flowers
Period/Style
Floral
Damask
Form
Unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: print width 20 3/4 (inches)

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