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2001.281.1106 (RS196836)

Description

Fragment of a display sample of blue floral wallpaper with attached gold flocked border from Middleboro, Massachusetts. Sidewall paper is block-printed with a large-scale, exotic floral pattern in blue and metallic gold on polished light blue ground. The border, affixed at the top of the sidewall fragment, is printed with multiple stripes of metallic gold and tan and brown flocking.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Inscriptions
"Elaborate Flocks and Golds from Middleboro, Mass. (Delano-) Decorators papers of the 1880-1910 era" (Found with four other wallpaper fragments in a paper bag. Note written on 2001.281.1105)
Material
flocking
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Middleboro (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
flocking
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
16 x 20 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1106
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292847
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.1105 Relationship Same pattern, different colorway.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Stylized flowers
Period/Style
Floral
Form
Display sample
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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