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Wallpaper border fragment. Dense foliage and a row of roses in full bloom above hanging row of rosebuds. Border pattern is printed over a floral sidewall pattern. The border pattern is block-printed in white and four shades of gray with red flocked overprinting in orange and red. The sidewall pattern is block-printed in white, gray, ochre and yellow on a light green ground. Laid paper; partial sheets. \n \n There is another fragment of this border design printed in greens and pinks over a sidewall pattern of floral medallions on wheat (see 1930.1622, Wallpaper in New England page 144-145). Thus, the border pattern was used over two distinct backgrounds, printed in two sets of colors, to match two different sidewall patterns.
borders (ornament areas)
block printing (relief printing process)
"Alma's Cousin" (handwritten)
"Border - Early 1800's" (Handwritten)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
9 7/8 x 25 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 1930.1622