Star and Square Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1796-1797

GUSN

GUSN-177610

Description

Three wallpaper fragments with pattern of interconnecting squares with quatrefoils inside. Block printed in green, white, and black on light blue ground. Duty stamp and "57" stamped on reverse. Made in squares.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
laid paper
Wallpaper

Inscription

"FIRST ACCOUNT TAKEN/57" (Black ink stamped in a circle around a crown)

Pattern

Star and Square

Pattern No.

W.P. 274

Associated Building

Original To Harrison Gray Otis House, First House (Boston, Mass.), 2nd Floor Room

Additional Identification Number

1184

Related Items

Title Accession Number 1969.339.2-

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

13 3/4 x 19 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

1969.339.1

Places

England (United Kingdom) [country]

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Wall Fragment

Ground Color

Lt. Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

interconnecting squares
quatrefoils
rosettes