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Wallpaper Border

2001.281.677 (RS194083)

Description

Fragment of flocked wallpaper border. Pattern of centered, beaded rosettes alternating with small floral and leaf springs. The two elements are connected with symmetrical, elongated and stylized acanthus leaves that flank the rosettes, forming a central, longitudinal main design. Upper band of vertical stripes and lower band of black flocking. Upper edge pattern of zigzags with dots, lower edge pattern of vertical striping. Block-printed in black and black flocking over metallic gold on gray ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1865-1875
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
flocking
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
borders (ornament areas)
flocking
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
2 3/4 x 10 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.677
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289607

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Rosette
Acanthus Leaves
Floral Sprigs
zigzag
dots
Design Technique
Flocked
Period/Style
NeoClassical
Form
unused
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Border
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat width 6 1/2 (inches)
Design Technique
Flocked

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