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Fireboard paper with wallpaper borders

2001.281.1129 (RS198064)

Description

Fireboard paper framed with floral wallpaper borders and backed with fabric. Removed from board. Printed paper made specifically to cover a fireboard is block-printed with an idyllic scene of three young couples in Edwardian dress punting down a stream. One of the women serenades the group with a guitar. In the distance is a large house. The paper is discolored but appears to be block-printed in greens, browns and white on light blue ground. The fireboard paper is framed by floral boarder edged with rows of bead molding. The borders are block-printed in yellow, tan, brown and gold on blue ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1840
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
cotton (textile)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
cotton (textile)
coverings and hangings for openings
Fireboard
paper (fiber product)
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
35 3/4 x 53 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1129
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292909

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Landscape
Boating
Stream
Edwardian
Guitar
Form
Fireboard
State
Original

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