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Wallpaper attached to wallboard

2001.281.1205A-C (RS198206)

Description

Three fragments of wallboard with attached striped wallpaper from Monmouth, Maine. The wallboard fragments fit together length-wise with half lap splice joints. Cut nail fragments are present in the boards. One side of the boards are painted or stained red. The wallpaper is affixed over the paint or stain. The wallpaper has a striped pattern of fretwork with trefoils alternating with a meandering vine with birds and berries. The paper is roller-printed in two blues, two greens, ochre, orange, brown, and two yellows on tan ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1880
Date of wallpaper
Inscriptions
"Monmouth / Maine" (Is written on each board, either front or back with pen or pencil.)
Location of origin
United States
Associated Building
Material
metal
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Monmouth (Kennebec county, Maine)
Probably United States
Descriptive terms
floral patterns
metal
paper (fiber product)
stripes
wallboard
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
12 1/4 x 20 x 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1205A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
293993

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Birds
Berries
Meandering vine
Scrolls
Trefoil
Fretwork
Period/Style
Floral Stripe
Form
Wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 9 1/4, print width 18 (inches)

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