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Wallpaper attached to wallboard

2001.281.1207 (RS198213)

Description

Two fragments of wallboard covered with orange wallpaper. Wallpaper block-printed with a pattern of interlocking round, square and quatrefoil shaped medallions. Round medallions frame floral sprigs, square medallions frame stylized flowers with eight-pointed star centers, and quatrefoil medallions frame seaweed figures. Block-printed in white and two shade of orange on light orange ground. Multiple cut and wire nails hammered into the boards from the back. Both boards are cut at an angle on one side.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1830
Material
metal
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
medallions (ornament areas)
metal
paper (fiber product)
wallboard
Wallpaper
wallpapers
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
47 1/2 x 7 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1207
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
294037

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Stylized flower
Star
Sprig
Sea weed
Period/Style
Medallion
Form
Wall fragment
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 9 1/8 (inches)

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