Fireboard

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1840-1850

GUSN

GUSN-177313

Description

Fragment. The scenery figure paper comes from a fireboard and features a framed scene focused on a bridge leading to a port town on the other side. Gentlemen and ladies in the foreground engage in conversation. Printed in three blues, three greens, grey, white, red, beige and two browns on a slate ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wallpapers
fireboards (fireplace equipment)
Fireboard

Associated Building

Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Additional Identification Number

634

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Object Type

Temperature Control Device

Dimensions

23 5/8 x 26 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.1099

Reference Notes

"Off the Walls", 1985 SPNEA

Places

Possibly France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Fireboard

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

maritime

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

port town
bridge
boats
ladies & gentlemen in period dress
dog

Period/Style

Scenery figure