Wall fragment with wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1810-1825

GUSN

GUSN-103292

Description

Wall fragment (in three pieces) with board, plaster, and wallpaper removed from the second Harrison Gray Otis House, Boston. Pieces B and C are horsehair plaster with paint (pale yellow on C, white on B) and wallpaper adhering. Wallpaper is a stylized floral medallion printed in gray and yellow on a light blue ground. Piece A is wallboard from which plaster samples were taken; board still shows layers of lath, yellow plaster, striped plaster, and an earlier striped wallpaper in green, dark red, brown, and light blue on a tan ground.\n \n

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
fibrous plaster
wallpapers
fibrous plaster
plaster
horsehair
paint (coating)
painting (coating)
lath
Wallpaper

Associated Building

Original To Second Harrison Gray Otis House, Bathroom

Additional Identification Number

3020

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

50.5 x 7 x 4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Amos and Barbara Hostetter

Accession Number

2005.2.2A-C

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Related Items

Title 24 Accession Number 2005.2.1

Wallpaper Details

Ground Color

Lt. Blue

State

Original

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Decor Motif

medallion
floral

Period/Style

medallion