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Fireboard Wallpaper and Border

2001.281.1131 (RS198044)

Description

Fireboard paper framed with wallpaper border and backed with fabric. The pattern, which has lost most of its pigment, is a large oval medallion with diamond center made up of bands of scrolling lines, scrolling foliate vines, and other geometric shapes. Block-printed in green and white on gray ground. The border paper is mostly lost. It appears to have been a block-printed green and white floral pattern with black pin-dots and gray stripes running along the edges.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1830
Inscriptions
"Part of old fire board + / small early scraps / from Bass River / Prescott Wild" (handwritten)
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
cotton (textile)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Places
Bass River (Barnstable county, Massachusetts) [river]
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
cotton (textile)
coverings and hangings for openings
Fireboard
medallions (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Wild, Prescott
Dimensions
20 7/8 x 31 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1131
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292918
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.291 Relationship Possibly a later layer of wallpaper put on top of same fireboard.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Scrolls
Foliate Vine
Geometric
Diamond
Period/Style
Medallion
Form
Fireboard
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade

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