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2001.281.1122.1-.4 (RS196891)

Description

Rolled fragment of four intact layers of wallpaper from Hingham, Massachusetts. Earliest layer (2001.281.1122.1) is not clearly visible. It is a floral pattern, possibly a floral medallion, block-printed in yellow, orange and pink on blue ground. Date: 1810-1820. Layer 2 (2001.281.1122.2) is a gray marble wallpaper with coffers divided by stylized foliate vine. Block-printed in gray and white on gray ground. Date: 1820-1830. Layer three (2001.281.1122.3) is a blue and white marble and masonry wallpaper. Roller-printed in blue, white, black and brown on ungrounded paper. Date: 1840-1850. The fourth layer (2001.281.1122.4) is a diamond tile pattern roller printed in gray, white, yellow, brown and taupe on ungrounded paper. Date: 1870-1880.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1810-1890
Inscriptions
"From / Elijah Wilde / home - Built 1679 / Rented now by Mrs. Russell Barilano[?] / 22 Cedar St. / Hingham" (handwritten)
Location of origin
United States
Associated Building
Original To Elijah Wilde House (Hingham, MA).
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Hingham (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)
Probably United States
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
56 x 16 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1122.1-.4
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292889

Wallpaper Details

Form
Wall fragment
State
Original
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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