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Wallpaper attached to wallboard

2001.281.1204 (RS198201)

Description

Wallpaper attached to a wallboard from Reading, Massachusetts. One side of the board appears to be stained or painted red. The same side is covered with wallpaper block-printed with small red floral sprigs on a white moiré background on ungrounded paper. The other side of the board is unpainted with some small fragments of green printed wallpaper affixed to it. A molded metal clothing hook is screwed to the same side of the board and a wire nail is also present.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1850
Date of sprig and moiré wallpaper.
Inscriptions
"Reading / Cahill" (handwritten)
Associated Building
Material
metal
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Reading (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
metal
moiré
paper (fiber product)
wallboard
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Cahill, Natalie
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
55 x 12 3/4 x 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1204
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
293962
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.479 Relationship Also acquired from Natalie Cahill, Reading, Mass.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
moiré
floral sprigs
Period/Style
Sprig
Form
Wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 6 1/4 (inches)

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