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Wallpaper or Printed Decorative Paper

2001.281.601 (RS194349)

Description

Fragment of unused paper from Portland, Maine. Asymmetrical pattern of holly sprigs with berries roller-printed in two greens, black, liquid mica and red on a polished, light cream-colored ground. This was probably a decorative paper rather than a wallpaper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1880
Inscriptions
"Merrill / Portland" (handwritten)
Material
mica (white pigment)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
mica (white pigment)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
11 x 20 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.601
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
288604

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
Holly Sprigs
Period/Style
Foliate
Form
unused
Paper Type
Machine Made
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 9 1/4, print width 19 1/2 (inches)

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