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2001.281.1083 (RS198127)

Description

Fabric backed wallpaper sample probably from "the old paper shop of Mr. Childs" in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Large-scale floral pattern executed in a folk art or faux hand-painted style. Large floral bouquet of carnations, tulips, roses and other flowers tied with a red ribbon. Floral sprigs surround the large bouquet. Roller-printed in black, red, pink, two greens, yellow and two blues on ungrounded, embossed paper. Wooden rod tacked to one end of the roll.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1900-1910
Inscriptions
"Floral Panel mid 19th century / Large floral motifs" (Written by Dorothy Waterhouse. Floral panel written in blue felt pen / Large floral motifs written in pencil.)
Associated Building
Original To Childs Paper Shop (Cambridge, MA).
Material
cotton (textile)
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
cotton (textile)
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
69 x 41 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1083
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292192

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Bouquet
Ribbon
Bow Knot
Carnations
Tulips
Roses
Period/Style
Floral
Form
Display sample
Paper Finish
Embossed
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 41 1/2, print width 20 3/4 (inches)

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