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Dado (England)

This is a Dado. It is dated 1817–27 and we acquired it in 1952. Its medium is block-printed on handmade paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

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 donated by 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.

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