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1968

  • We acquired this object.

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Sidewall (England), 1870–85

This is a Sidewall. It is dated 1870–85 and we acquired it in 1968. Its medium is blockprinted paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

Images of bamboo appeared on Chinese export wallpapers beginning in the 17th century, which inspired Western manufacturers to use bamboo motifs to instill an Asian aesthetic in their designs.

This object was donated by Harvey Smith and catalogued by Catherine Lynn Frangiamore. It is credited Gift of Harvey Smith.

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • Kimono (Japan), ca. 1800
  • silk embroidery, silk foundation.
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt, from the textile collection of Mrs. Abram....
  • 1931-4-65
  • Stencil, Bamboo
  • H x W: 21.4 x 35.3 cm (8 7/16 x 13 7/8 in.).
  • Gift of Helen Snyder.
  • 1976-103-153

Its dimensions are

60.5 x 48.5 cm (23 13/16 x 19 1/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Sidewall (England), 1870–85; blockprinted paper; 60.5 x 48.5 cm (23 13/16 x 19 1/8 in.); Gift of Harvey Smith; 1968-111-237-a,b

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