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2001.281.1081 (RS198131)

Description

Fabric backed wallpaper sample from "the old paper shop of Mr. Childs" in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Floral pattern featuring pink flowers, possibly geraniums, and foliate swags on a faux-moiré background. Block-printed in seven greens, four pinks, red, two yellows, two violets and gray on white polished ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1900
Inscriptions
"9142 C Bach DHS/3.50" (Written in pencil except for "Bach" which is written in red ink.)
"Floral panel / Mr. Childs old shop in Cambridge / Circa mid-19th century" (Written by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
Associated Building
Original To Childs Paper Shop (Cambridge, MA).
Material
cotton (textile)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
cotton (textile)
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
57 1/2 x 36 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1081
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292165

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Geraniums
Flowers
Foliate
Swags
Period/Style
Floral
Form
Display Sample
Pattern Name
Bach
Pattern No.
9142 C
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 23 1/2, print width 18 1/4 (inches)

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