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2001.281.1082 (RS198121)

Description

Fabric backed wallpaper sample from "the old paper shop of Mr. Childs" in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The central feature of the pattern is a large, naturalistic floral spray with roses, hydrangea, harebells and geraniums. The flowers float on a scenic background depicting a waterway framed by ferns, grasses and trees in shades of green. In the distance is a castle on a cliff in light purple. Block-printed in cream, two grays, six pinks, white, two reds, peach, orange, brown, tan, yellow, ochre, five purples and eight greens on an irisé ground of pastel yellow, blue and green. A wooden stick and red fabric ties are tacked to the end of the roll

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1900
Inscriptions
"10047 A Bining ODS/5.00" (Written in pencil except for "Bining" which is written in red ink.)
"10047 A" (handwritten)
"10047 A / ODS/5.00" ("ODS/5.00" written as a fraction.)
"Floral panel / Beautiful floral in colors / Floral panel mid-19th century / Cambridge / Childs Store" (Written by Dorothy Waterhouse. Floral panel - green pencil / Beautiful colors - pencil / Floral panel - blue felt tip)
Associated Building
Original To Childs Paper Shop (Cambridge, MA).
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
cotton (textile)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
cotton (textile)
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
58 x 36 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1082
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292166

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Scenic
Landscape
Castle
Water
Foliate
Floral Spray
Floral Bouquet
Roses
hydrangea
harebells
blue bells
geraniums
Design Technique
Irise
Period/Style
Floral
Form
Display sample
Pattern Name
Bining
Pattern No.
10047 A
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 43 1/4, print width 18 1/4 (inches)
Design Technique
Irise

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