Wainscot color

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An 18th century term for a yellow-brown paint composed of lead white and umber (Bucher 1996). Wainscot color was an oil-based paint that resembles the color of new oak.

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wainscot colour

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996

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