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Wallpapered board

2001.281.1194 (RS198207)

Description

Fragment of floral stripe wallpaper attached to wallboard from the Captain Josiah Fletcher house, Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Small stripes of diamond-shaped trellis divide alternating stripes of fern branches and stripes of blue flowers. Roller-printed in blue, yellow, two browns and tan on ungrounded paper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1875-1885
Inscriptions
"This bit of wallpaper on a board / was found in the / 18th c. home of Capt. Josiah / Fletcher of Chelmsford. / With some modernization / the house at 14 Crosby Lane / Chelmsford is in / excellent 18c. condition" (handwritten)
Location of origin
United States
Associated Building
Original To Captain Josiah Fletcher House.
Material
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Chelmsford (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Probably United States
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
stripes
wallboard
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
10 1/8 x 30 1/2 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1194
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
293803

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Fern
Flowers
Leaves
Trellis
Diamonds
Period/Style
Floral Stripe
Form
Wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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