Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1884-1916

GUSN

GUSN-177202

Description

Unused sample. Pattern of scrolling vines and fruit embellished with serpents and winged dragons. Stenciled in dark red on gilt ground. Embossed and lacquered.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
Wallpaper

Additional Identification Number

1960

People and Organizations

A.H. Davenport/Irving & Casson

Related Items

Title Accession Number 1981.155
Title Accession Number 1961.371.1&2

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Japan

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

27 3/4 x 36 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Ellis, Sr.

Accession Number

1981.156

Reference Notes

Catherine Lynn's book has a photograph from an advertisement of the English firm Rottman, Strome and Co.'s Japanese Leather Papers that was originally published in the "Journal of Decorative Art" (April 1884). "Wallpaper in New England," pg. 243-245. fig

Places

Japan

Wallpaper Details

Design Technique

Stenciled

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Gold

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed
Gilt; Lacquered

Medium

Japanese Leather

Decor Motif

scrolling vines and fruit
winged dragons and serpents