Skip to content

Search Collections

Wallpaper

2001.281.520.3 (RS191216)

Description

Wallpaper fragment from Wareham, Massachusetts. Striped paper block-printed in black and white on ochre ground. The primary stripe depicts a stylized, straight flower stem with open blooms divided by three sets of leaves. This figure is printed in the negative so that the block-printed black stripe forms the flower figure , which is colored by the unprinted ochre ground. Flanking the primary stripe are a narrow band of white block-printed, repeating flowers and fronds. Between the primary stripe are fields of narrow, repeating vertical stripes that consist of dotted single lines set with paired black petals and a single white "bloom" above. These stylized blooms and petals are set as staggered half-drops.This paper is the top layer of three, still affixed to lower layers. Probably from the Captain John Kendrick House.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1810-1815
Location of origin
United States
Associated Building
Original To Captain John Kendrick House.
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Probably United States
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
8 x 20 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.520.3
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
287131
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.520.1AB
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.520.2

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
stylized flowers
stylized vine
stripes
Period/Style
Stripe
Form
wall fragment
Paper Finish
Wove
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 4 3/4 (inches)

Comments