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Fireboard paper with wallpaper border

2001.281.1130 (RS198057)

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 a domestic scene of a family outside a country home, men on horseback ride in the background. The scene is framed by tree branches above and farm and household implements below. Block-printed in two browns, white and peach on brown ground. The fireboard paper is framed by floral wallpaper borders block-printed in browns, tans and green on gray ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1860
Inscriptions
"Fireboard Mid-19th century - House on Beacon Hill Boston" / "Basement" (handwritten)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Places
Beacon Hill (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
coverings and hangings for openings
Fireboard
paper (fiber product)
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
33 x 44 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1130
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292915

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Domestic scene
Family
Horses
Riding horses
Farm equipment
Household items
Trophies
Form
Fireboard
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made

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