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Wallpaper, Dado or Frieze

Decorative Arts and Design

MEDIUM Paper, pigmented inks, flock
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES Patented January 23, 1883
    DIMENSIONS 20 x 40 1/4 in. (50.8 x 102.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Printed twice on selvage: "THE M. W. P. Co. PATd. JAN. 1883"
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1991.36.1
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert Tuggle
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Dado or frieze sample. Olive green relief flocking on dark red-flocked ground. Horizontal oriented frieze or dado with 10" repeat. Design divided into three horizontal zones. At bottom continuous scrolling leaf pattern with alternating upturned and down turned tulips. Narrower zone above two bands, one continuous chain of diamonds, other zigzag pattern. Largest zone at top conventionalized symmetrical dense design with three flowers at top, alternating with onion-dome design at bottom. CONDITION - very good original condition; colors bright; all edges with minor tears.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION M.W.P. Co.. Wallpaper, Dado or Frieze, Patented January 23, 1883. Paper, pigmented inks, flock, 20 x 40 1/4 in. (50.8 x 102.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Robert Tuggle, 1991.36.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1991.36.1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 1991.36.1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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