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Wallpaper Frieze

2001.281.1116 (RS196893)

Description

Rolled fragment of unused wide border or frieze wallpaper from the William H. Greeley Homestead, Gloucester, Maine. Floral medallions are formed by rose bouquets printed in light greens in held by scrolling acanthus leaves framed by metallic gold foliate vines and c-scrolls. Also areas of diamond strapwork and light green rose swags. Roller-printed in white, two light greens, olive, gray, tan and metallic gold on cream ground. Manufactured by the Robert Graves Company, pattern number 6942RA.

Details

Maker
Robert Graves Co. (Manufacturer)
Date
1880-1890
Inscriptions
"6942 R A / THE ROBERT GRAVES CO. / VII" (printed)
"These are other Victorian papers used in the / Wm. Greeley house in New Gloucester, Maine" (handwritten)
Location of origin
New York, New York, United States
Associated Building
Original To William H. Greeley Homestead.
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
New Gloucester (Cumberland county, Maine)
New York City (New York state)
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Greeley, Mr.
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
37 1/2 x 19 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1116
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292875
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Rose
Bouquets
foliage swags
Rose swags
acanthus scrolls
c-scrolls
strapwork
Period/Style
Floral Medallion
Form
Unused
Pattern No.
6942 R A
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Freize
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat width 21 7/8 (inches)

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