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Fragment of an uncut roll of wallpaper borders from Lexington, Massachusetts. The paper is printed with three borders per width. The border pattern is swags of pink fabric edged with white ribbon hanging from a thin strip of architectural molding. A spray of pink and gold roses is centered on every other swag. A molded acanthus leaf figure hangs over the alternating swags. Roller-printed in gray, three pinks, two shades of peach, red, three greens, gold and black on white ground. The paper is embossed with a scroll pattern.
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
"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 added later in felt tip marker.)
Muzzey, Anna, Miss
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
35 3/4 x 22 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Lexington (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Possibly England (United Kingdom) [country]
Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.982
Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.983
Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.984
Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.985