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Frieze, The Golden Tiffany

This is a Frieze. It was manufactured by Sears, Roebuck and Co.. It is dated 1914 and we acquired it in 1992. Its medium is machine-printed and embossed paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

This frieze and accompanying sidewall (1992-38-1) are found in a 1914 Sears & Roebuck sample book held in our collection. The sidewall sold for 48 cents a double roll. The title of the design, The Golden Tiffany, refers to the mottled ground on which the design was printed, an effect produced by blending metallic pigments and mica-based color. Sears repeated the design but printed it on an engraved ground, called it The Morocco, and sold it for 50 cents a double roll—the most expensive paper in the book.

It is credited Museum purchase from Sarah Cooper-Hewitt Fund.

  • Frieze (USA)
  • machine-printed paper, liquid mica.
  • Gift of Victorian Collectibles.
  • 1979-91-523
  • Bowl (USA)
  • mold-blown favrile glass.
  • Bequest of Joseph L. Morris.
  • 1966-55-22

Its dimensions are

H x W: 292.5 x 50 cm (9 ft. 7 3/16 in. x 19 11/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Frieze, The Golden Tiffany; Manufactured by Sears, Roebuck and Co. (United States); USA; machine-printed and embossed paper; H x W: 292.5 x 50 cm (9 ft. 7 3/16 in. x 19 11/16 in.); Museum purchase from Sarah Cooper-Hewitt Fund; 1992-38-2

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