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2001.281.1080 (RS198130)

Description

Fabric backed wallpaper sample from "the old paper shop of Mr. Childs" in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Large-scale embossed, gilt-figure of three birds landing on a neoclassical vase of fruit, branches and grasses. Small gilt-figure of bird on a nest repeats around the larger figure. Gray block-printed grasses beneath the gold leaf of the gilt-figures on white polished ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1890
Inscriptions
"10073 A Birfoul OHS/[missing]" (Handwritten in pencil except for "Birfoul" which is written in red ink.)
"10073-A / O[?]S/5.00" (O[?]S/5.00 is written as a fraction.)
"Beautiful gol on white / Mid 19th cuntury" (Written by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
"Gold on white / Lovely Adam period / Birds - / Arabasque" (Written by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
Associated Building
Original To Childs Paper Shop (Cambridge, MA).
Material
cotton (textile)
gilding
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
cotton (textile)
gilding
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
68 1/4 x 37 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1080
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292159

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Neoclassical
Birds
Fruit
Grasses
Vase
Design Technique
Gilt
Period/Style
Gilt Figure
Form
Display Sample
Paper Finish
Embossed
Pattern Name
Birboul
Pattern No.
10073 A
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 25 1/4, print width 18 1/2 (inches)
Design Technique
Gilt

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