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Wallpapered board

2001.281.1197 (RS198215)

Description

Fragment of wallpaper on narrow piece of board from the ell of the Jared Coffin House, Edgartown, Massachusetts. Wallpaper appears to be a landscape or scenery figure paper. One vignette, partially visible, is of a person riding a goat. Block-printed in black, white, orange and brown on gray ground. The fragment of wood is painted green on the back and yellow on one side. A carved out area and screw holes on the side of the board indicate the fragment once included a hinge and may have been part of a door.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1860
Associated Building
Original To Jared Coffin House.
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
20 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1197
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
293809

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Scrolls
Boys
Goat
Period/Style
Scenery Figure
Form
Wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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