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Wallpaper affixed to plaster

2001.281.1201A-C (RS198502)

Description

Three fragments of wallpaper affixed to horse hair plaster from the Carpenter House, Providence, Rhode Island. The wallpaper is roller-printed with a pattern of interlocking, lozenges and quatrefoils in turquois and brown on ungrounded paper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1845-1850
Inscriptions
"Wallpaper from / Carpenter House / 102 Williams St / Prov. R.I. / Started 1820 / Finished 1840" (Written by Dorothy Waterhouse on two pieces of memo paper.)
"Dining Room [underlined] / WAINSCOATING" (handwritten)
"Mrs. Louis Fazzano / 102 Williams St / Providence / 02906" (Written by Dorothy Waterhouse on lid of green "Tilden-Thurber, Providence" gift box.)
Location of origin
United States
Associated Building
Original To Carpenter House, Dining Room.
Material
fibrous plaster
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Probably United States
Providence (Providence county, Rhode Island)
Descriptive terms
fibrous plaster
geometric patterns
paper (fiber product)
plaster
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Fazzano, Louis, Mrs.
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
7 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1201A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
293878

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Lozenge
Quatrefoild
Period/Style
Geometric
Form
Wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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