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2001.281.1062 (RS196721)

Description

Rolled fragment of unused wallpaper imitating moiré fabric with embroidery embellishment . Abstract printed pattern and paper embossed with ribbed pattern, give this wallpaper the look of moiré fabric. Stripes, resembling galloon braids, and floral vines, resembling embroidery, run vertically along both edges of the pattern. Block-printed in liquid mica, two pinks, fuschia, five greens, two yellows and two blues on pink ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1900-1910
Inscriptions
"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)
embossed wall coverings
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
embossed wall coverings
moiré
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
23 x 19 2/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1062
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292007

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Moiré
Galloon
Embroidery
Ribbon
Floral Vine
Period/Style
Imitation textile
Stripe
Form
Unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: print width 18 3/4 (inches)

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