Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1787-1790

GUSN

GUSN-175815

Description

Fragment. Pillar and Arch wallpaper with floral swags, a flower-filled urn and columns with Corinthian capitals. Printed in brown, white and black on a grey ground and stenciled in brown.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
block printing (relief printing process)
wove paper
stenciling
Wallpaper

Label

Displayed in "Cherished Possessions"

Associated Building

Original To Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.), Front Hall

Additional Identification Number

447

Related Items

Title Accession Number 1949.1098b
Title Accession Number 1923.5b

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

38 1/4 x 18 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry G. Vaughan

Accession Number

1923.5

Reference Notes

Wallpaper in New England, fig. 9.1, pgs. 59-61

Date

1787-1790 (1787 - date house was built)

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Stenciled

Form

Wall Fragment

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

joined sheets

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

floral swags
flower-filled urn
columns with Corinthian capitals

Period/Style

Pillar and Arch