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2001.281.1067 (RS196704)

Description

Rolled fragment of embossed floral wallpaper. Large-scale, naturalistic floral bouquet tied with a ribbon. Flowers in the bouquet include poppies, tulips, daisies, hydrangea, and daffodils. Pattern is embossed and block-printed in multiple pinks, violets, yellows, tans, blues and greens on white polished ground. Heavy-weight paper, end of roll.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1900
Inscriptions
"Embossed - good design / Late" (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)
embossed wall coverings
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
embossed wall coverings
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
42 1/2 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1067
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292037

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Bouquet
Ribbon
Bow Knot
Poppy
Daisy
Hydrangea
Daffodils
Design Technique
Polished
Period/Style
Floral
Form
Unused
Paper Finish
Embossed
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 26 1/4, print width 18 1/2 (inches)
Design Technique
Polished

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