This is the dado paper designed to go below the Dragon wallpaper. The wave motif you see behind the fretwork continues up onto the lower portion of the sidewall. This dado paper required eight wood blocks to print.
This object was
Brighton Art Gallery and Museum.
It is credited
Gift of Brighton Art Gallery and Museum.
Its dimensions are
87.5 x 62.5 cm (34 7/16 x 24 5/8 in.)
It is inscribed
To be used with 1950-59-1. The same in green (?) used in the King's apartments. Excise stamp on back shows crown with legend: "First Account Taken - 208."
Cite this object as
Dado (England); block-printed on handmade paper; 87.5 x 62.5 cm (34 7/16 x 24 5/8 in.); Gift of Brighton Art Gallery and Museum; 1950-59-2
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.