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2001.281.1193.1 (RS198175)

Description

Handmade folder used to hold family documents. The folder is one of a group of twenty-one created by Olive Percival of Los Angeles, California. This folder's label, handwritten by Percival, indicates it held the late-eighteenth century arithmetic book of her great, great aunt Lydia Percival [Freeman] of Lenox, Massachusetts. The fold is covered with wallpaper with the Arts and Crafts style pattern "Minto," designed by C. F. A. Voysey in 1901. The pattern consists of stylized tulips, daylilies and birds in blue, yellow, orange, purple, green and turquois on white ground.

Details

Maker
Percival, Olive, Miss (Maker)
Voysey, Charles Francis Annesley (Designer)
Essex & Co (Manufacturer)
Date
1910-1920
Inscriptions
"The Arithmatic Book of / Lydia Purcival / of Lenox, Mass. / (Shows [illegible] and [illegible] and The Rule of Three)" (Written by Olive Percival.)
Location of origin
Los Angeles, California, United States; England
Material
paper (fiber product)
wallpapers
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Places
England
England (United Kingdom) [country]
Lenox (Berkshire county, Massachusetts)
Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California)
Los Angeles county (California) [county]
Descriptive terms
Arts and Crafts (movement)
coverings and hangings for documents
Folder, File
folders (containers)
paper (fiber product)
wallpapers
People and organizations
Freeman, Lydia Percival, 1773-1830
Percival, Olive, Miss
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
13 x 16 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.1193.1
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
294175

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Stylized flowers
Birds
Tulip
Daylily
Period/Style
Arts and Crafts
Form
Handmade file folder cover
Pattern Name
Minto
Pattern No.
63927
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 10 3/8 (inches)

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