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Fresco Wallpaper

2001.281.1139 (RS197444)

Description

Rolled fragment of frieze or border paper from a fresco set of wallpapers. Together with matching sidewall and dado papers, this upper border would have formed panels imitating elaborate Rococo-style architectural molding. Block-printed in cream, tan and brown with green flocking and gold foil accents. Brush strokes are visible in the light blue ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1855-1865
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
38 1/4 x 20 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1139
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292942

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Rococo
Scrolls
Acanthus
Architectural Molding
Panels
Design Technique
Flocked
Period/Style
Fresco paper
Form
Unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Freize
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 22 7/8, print width 18 1/4 (inches)
Design Technique
Flocked

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