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2001.281.1162 (RS198050)

Description

Partial roll of reproduction scenery figure wallpaper. Medallion figures frame two pastoral vignettes. One medallion is oval and frames a scene of a male traveler resting against a tree trunk. A woman carrying a child on her back stands nearby. The other medallion is smaller and rectangular. It frames a scene of two seated figures with a house in the background. The medallion elements are roller-printed in cream and white. To the right of the medallion figures is a vertical stripe in the same color and style as the medallions. Floral swags hang from the medallions. The paper is roller-printed in red, cream, white, two blues, blue-green, two greens, black, two pinks and two browns on beige ground. Manufactured by Birge. Pattern number 3840.

Details

Maker
Birge (Manufacturer)
Date
1930-1940
Inscriptions
"BIRGE - MADE IN U.S.A. 3840 3 / TRIM / TOP [ARROW]" (printed)
Location of origin
Buffalo, New York, United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Buffalo (Erie county, New York state)
Descriptive terms
medallions (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
22 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1162
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
293293
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.457 Relationship Original paper.
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.458 Relationship Another example of the Birge reproduction.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
landscape figures
Medallions
Pastoral
Vignettes
Scrolls
Strapwork
Floral Swags
Stripes
Bead and Reel
Acanthus Leaf
Period/Style
Scenery Figure
Form
Unused
Pattern No.
3840
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 29 3/4, print width 18 3/4 (inches)

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