Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1786-1800

GUSN

GUSN-176696

Description

Wallpaper fragment. The design consists of a slightly pointed arch springing from Gothic columns to which shields and flags are attached. Two putti rest on top of the arch and three figures in classical garb are under a canopy within the arch. Yellow ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
Wallpaper

Pattern

Arch

Associated Building

Original To Stephen Robbins House,

Additional Identification Number

866

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Maker

Appleton Prentiss (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

55 1/8 x 22 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ellen A. Robbins Stone

Accession Number

1966.488

Reference Notes

"Wallpaper in America," pg. 84, fig. 33-20 "Wallpaper in New England," fig. 11.3 & 11-b, pgs. 64-67

Places

United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Wall Fragment

Ground Color

Yellow

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

putti
swags
arches
canopy
shields
flags
trumpets
columns
three classical figures

Period/Style

Pillar and Arch