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Fragment of wallpaper border from the Whitney Hotel once located in either Chelmsford or Lowell, Massachusetts. Border frament includes two scenes with classical motifs. One scene is of birds on a nest and the second is of winged angels holding a urn. A narrow diamond ribbon runs along upper and lower edges of the border. Block-printed in orange, yellow white, red, pink and blue on black ground. Fragment is affixed to paperboard.
borders (ornament areas)
block printing (relief printing process)
"#17" (Waterhouse inventory or pattern number?)
"60" / "4" / (red check mark) (Each number is circled. 60 is crossed out with red pencil/ 4 Written in red pencil/Waterhouse inventory or pattern number?)
"Whitney Hotel - Chelmsford - Lowell / Border of hall - 1800 or 1810 / From Mrs. St. John Bruce - Plymouth Mass / Excellent early block print" (written in ballpoint pen and pencil)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
6 1/4 x 14 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott