Fragment of wallpaper border, taken from Washington's New Room at Mount Vernon in 1869. The fragment is folded in half. The wallpaper is printed with a wide border of acanthus in grisaille, a dark green verditer border, and a narrow row of beading in grissaile. Portions of a light green, verditer paper are visible on the reverse of the fragment.


Block-printed pigment on paper


Overall (H x W): 2 7/8 in. x 2 1/4 in. (7.3 cm x 5.72 cm)
Other (Note H x W): 4 in. x 3 3/4 in. (10.16 cm x 9.53 cm)
Other (Envelope H x W): 3 1/4 in. x 5 5/8 in. (8.26 cm x 14.29 cm)

Credit Line

Mount Vernon Collection

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Colors (Beta)

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