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Wallpapered board

1969.414A (RS207145)

Description

Board with tongue and groove edges and two layers of wallpaper. First (earliest) layer is a block printed floral design, printed in irise blue and brown over white on ungrounded paper. Design consists of large six-petalled flowers; each petal contains a foliate design. Around the flowers are meandering vines with flowers, berries, and possible pine cones. This paper dates to c. 1815-1825. The second paper is a machine printed floral pattern, consisting of stripes formed by alternating ogees separated by six-petalled green flowers. The ogees are formed of a brown lattice pattern overlaid with brown rose vines. Between the stripes are more green flowers on gray foliate sprigs. Green, brown, and gray on a yellow ground. This paper dates to c. 1850-1870.\n

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
c. 1815-1825
Inscriptions
Cambridge (handwritten)
Associated Building
Original To Phillip Nutting House, Attic.
Material
carving (processes)
softwood
wallpapers
Object type
Building Component
Places
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
Board
boards (flat objects)
carving (processes)
sheathing
softwood
Unidentified Paper
wallpapers
Dimensions
16.5 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.414A
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
47778
Related Items
Title Sheathing Accession number 1969.414B
Title Sheathing Accession number 1969.414C
Title Wallpapered Board Accession number 1969.414G
Title Wallpapered Board Accession number 1969.414D
Title Wallpapered board Accession number 1969.414E
Title Wallpapered board Accession number 1969.414F

Wallpaper Details

State
Original
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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