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Wallpaper attached to wallboard from Brookline Village, Brookline, Massachusetts. Two layers of wallpaper affixed to a rough board with tongue and groove joint on left side, hand-wrought door latch hardware, and cut nails. Only small areas of the first layer of wallpaper are visible. The paper has a pattern of scrolling medallions, honeycomb and floral sprigs on pin dots. The paper, dating between 1830-1840, is block-printed in green and blue on an undetermined ground. The top layer of wallpaper, dating between 1850-1860, is printed with a floral stripe pattern featuring large conical flowers, scrolls, and delicate hanging ivy bordered to the right by a vertical geometric figure and pin stripe. Block-printed in red, gray, and green on white ground.
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
"Brookline Village / Old house now gone / Site of current Brook / House" (handwritten)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
64 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
1850-1860 (Date of top layer of wallpaper)
Brookline (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)