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Wallpaper attached to wallboard

2001.281.1206 (RS198205)

Description

Wallpaper attached to wallboard from East Sandwich, Massachusetts. Wallpaper block-printed in green with a large-scale meandering floral vine pattern on ungrounded, handmade paper. Board is painted blue-gray on back.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1835-1845
Date of wallpaper
Inscriptions
"E. Sandwich Mass" (handwritten)
"Old paper from / Herman Thomas house / 1740? / Water St./ Sandwich" (handwritten)
Associated Building
Material
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
wallboard
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
46 1/2 x 13 1/4 x 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1206
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
294011

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Floral vine
Period/Style
Floral Trail
Form
Wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 9 7/8 (inches)

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