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Fireboard paper framed with floral wallpaper borders and backed with fabric. Removed from board. Printed paper made specifically to cover a fireboard is block-printed with a domestic scene of a family outside a country home, men on horseback ride in the background. The scene is framed by tree branches above and farm and household implements below. Block-printed in two browns, white and peach on brown ground. The fireboard paper is framed by floral wallpaper borders block-printed in browns, tans and green on gray ground.
coverings and hangings for openings
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
"Fireboard Mid-19th century - House on Beacon Hill Boston" / "Basement" (handwritten)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
33 x 44 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Beacon Hill (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]