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Rolled fragment of wallpaper with Neoclassical-style tile pattern. Pattern of squares, or tiles, printed with female figures in classical garb with musical instruments. Figural tiles alternate with tiles depicting a harp. Block-printed in white and gray on light blue ground. Printed on heavy-weight paper then embossed and varnished. The varnish has yellowed the pattern so that it now appears to be yellow printed on green ground.
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
block printing (relief printing process)
"Victorian - mid 19th century / etc. / many from Salem, Cape Cod, Maine, etc - / I have checked them all + / they can be filed. Not that interesting" (handwritten)
"Almost all late / papers - Victorian, etc / I have checked them / + must press them + put / together in a folder of / later papers"
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
18 3/4 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1961.362