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Frieze, Stamford, ca. 1903

This is a Frieze. It was designed by Albert Warner and manufactured by Jeffrey & Company. It is dated ca. 1903 and we acquired it in 1955. Its medium is block-printed and stenciled paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

A leading producer of artistic wallpapers, Jeffrey & Company commissioned designs from Walter Crane. In 1872, the company introduced the horizontal division of the wall into three sections: a frieze (such as this design) at the top, a filling below, and a dado that ran from skirting level almost to the floor. This block-printed example, created by Albert Warner, son of the company’s founder, shows stylized rose bushes overlapping an inverted heart.

This object was donated by Roger Warner. It is credited Gift of Roger Warner.

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Its dimensions are

107 x 56 cm (42 1/8 x 22 1/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Frieze, Stamford, ca. 1903; Designed by Albert Warner; Manufactured by Jeffrey & Company (United Kingdom); England; block-printed and stenciled paper; 107 x 56 cm (42 1/8 x 22 1/16 in.); Gift of Roger Warner; 1955-144-5

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Botanical Expressions.

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