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Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    Early 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    M. H. Birge & Sons Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embossed paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by M. H. Birge & Sons Co., USA

  • Museum number:

    E.364-1914

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case DW, shelf 69

Physical description

Portion of embossed wallpaper imitating Spanish leatherwork, featuring large round floral motifs and undulating lines of flowers, against a pale ground, in (?)brown against a blue ground.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

Early 20th century (made)

Artist/maker

M. H. Birge & Sons Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Embossed paper

Marks and inscriptions

BIRGE - MADE IN U.S.A.
Lettered, twice, along border of design.

Object history note

Given by M. H. Birge & Sons Co., USA.

Descriptive line

Portion of embossed wallpaper imitating Spanish leatherwork, featuring large round floral motifs and undulating lines of flowers, against a pale ground, in (?)brown against a blue ground; Produced by M. H. Birge & Sons Co.; United States; 1900-1914.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Oman, Charles C., and Hamilton, Jean. Wallpapers: a history and illustrated catalogue of the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Sotheby Publications, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1982.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Embossing

Subjects depicted

Cordwain; Undulating; Stylized flowers; All-over pattern

Categories

Wall coverings; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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