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Three fragments of stairhall wallpaper from Newburyport, Massachusetts. Octagon and square coffer pattern block-printed in blue on rainbow ground. The octagons and squares frame foliate medallion figures block-printed in alternating rows of orange and brown. The rainbow ground is yellow, blue and cream with the orange medallions printed over yellow ground areas and the brown medallions over the cream ground areas. Wove paper, partial sheets.
block printing (relief printing process)
coffers (ceiling components)
"Newbury / under stairs - 33 Federal St. / Mrs. Iram" (handwritten)
"From / 1729 house in / Newburyport Mass / Being restored in 1971 by / Mrs. + Mr. Stephen Boalter [Bolter] / 33 Federal St - " (handwritten)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Original To Front Hall
15 7/8 x 24 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Title Fireboard Paper Accession Number 2001.281.447A-D