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2001.281.1132 (RS198043)

Description

Partial roll of wallpaper with pattern inspired by hand-painted Chinese panels popular in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century in the United States. The wallpaper depicts a single meandering branch with a variety of different blooming flowers. Birds and parrots perch on the branch, butterflies fly among the flowers. Block-printed in two greens, red, two oranges, white, two grays, two blues, black, two yellows and brown on a mottled gray ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1900-1930
Location of origin
France
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Possibly France
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
Chinoiserie
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
27 1/4 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1132
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292921

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Meandering Branch
Floral
birds
Parrots
Butterflies
Period/Style
Chinoiserie
Form
Unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 37 3/4, print width 25 1/4 (inches)

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