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2001.281.1112.1 (RS196883)

Description

Rolled fragment of gilt-figure wallpaper from the parlor of the William H. Greeley Homestead, New Gloucester, Maine. Wallpaper is first layer of two. Second layer is still affixed over this paper. See 2001.281.1111, unused fragment of same paper. Pattern of diamond-shaped figures with foliate scrolls and flowers decorating upper points and hanging bell flowers and swags of beads decorating bottom point. Figures are embossed and gilded with gold leaf. The paper is roller-printed with a small-scale dot-and-dash pattern in gray on gray ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1870
Associated Building
Original To William H. Greeley Homestead, Parlor.
Material
embossed wall coverings
gilding
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
New Gloucester (Cumberland county, Maine)
Descriptive terms
embossed wall coverings
gilding
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Greeley, Mr.
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
29 x 18 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1112.1
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292855
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.1111 Relationship Unused fragment of the same wallpaper from same home.
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.1112.2

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Decor Motif
Diamond
foliate scrolls
stylized flowers
bell flowers
beads
swags
Design Technique
Gilt
Period/Style
Gilt Figure
Form
Wall fragment
Paper Finish
Embossed
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 26 3/4, print width 18 1/2 (inches)
Design Technique
Gilt

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