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Wallpaper fragments from the front hall of a house in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Only a portion of the entire floral medallion pattern remains. The remaining section is a large floral bouquet tied with a ribbon surrounded by white stylized flower and scroll elements. Block-printed in pink, white, and two varnished greens on blue ground.
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
"First paper on front / entry 1829 / [additional writing cannot be deciphered]" (handwritten)
"Wellesley Mass / First paper in front / entry used in 1829 / Given me by a decorator from / Wellesley" (handwritten)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
22 1/2 x 15 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
1829 (date provided in provenance)