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2001.281.1088 (RS196856)

Description

Partial roll of wallpaper from West Barnstable, Massachusetts. Large-scale, all-over foliate pattern of leafy branches bearing apples, grapes and plums. The dense foliate pattern is roller-printed in pink, red, dark maroon, three greens, tan and two purples on a background pattern of small black dots in varying sizes on brown ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1890
Inscriptions
"Paper circa 1880 / from / Mrs. Watts - West Barnstable, Mass / Home built late 1700s" (handwritten)
Location of origin
United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Probably United States
West Barnstable (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
11 1/2 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1088
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292331

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Leaves
Branches
Apples
Plums
Grapes
Naturalistic
Period/Style
Foliate
Form
Unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 18 3/4, print width 10 3/4 (inches)

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