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Fabric backed wallpaper sample from "the old paper shop of Mr. Childs" in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Large-scale embossed, gilt-figure of three birds landing on a neoclassical vase of fruit, branches and grasses. Small gilt-figure of bird on a nest repeats around the larger figure. Gray block-printed grasses beneath the gold leaf of the gilt-figures on white polished ground.
paper (fiber product)
"10073 A Birfoul OHS/[missing]" (Handwritten in pencil except for "Birfoul" which is written in red ink.)
"10073-A / O[?]S/5.00" (O[?]S/5.00 is written as a fraction.)
"Beautiful gol on white / Mid 19th cuntury" (Written by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
"Gold on white / Lovely Adam period / Birds - / Arabasque" (Written by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Original To Childs Paper Shop (Cambridge, MA),
68 1/4 x 37 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)