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Fragment of a roll of unused wallpaper border corners from Lexington, Massachusetts. The paper is printed with two corners per roll width. The fragment includes six full corners and two partial corners. The corners depict pink roses and their foliage wrapped to a gold bar by winding gray ribbon. Block-printed in white, four grays, three greens, tan, cream, two pinks and red on white ground.
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
"Her grandfather was early clock maker in Newburyport - / French Beautiful expensive gold leaf papers - / Given me by Miss Anna Muzzey / 14 Glen Road / Lexington 73 - Mass--- / Her father in 1840's (?) heard that beautiful w. p. were ? arriving on a ship in Boston - from France - + he bought / the entire lot. He was a merchant in Boston - / The elaborate corner borders are from Miss Muzzey" (Last line written later in felt tip marker.)
"Miss Muzzey? / Lexington - odl house / Elegant borders and corners" (handwritten)
Muzzey, Anna, Miss
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
42 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Lexington (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.982
Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.983
Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.985
Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.986