M.W.P. Co.. <em>Wallpaper, Dado or Frieze</em>, 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)

Wallpaper, Dado or Frieze

Artist:M.W.P. Co.

Medium: Paper, pigmented inks, flock

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:Patented January 23, 1883

Dimensions: 20 x 40 1/4 in. (50.8 x 102.2 cm)


Accession Number: 1991.36.1

Image: 1991.36.1.jpg,

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.

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