Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1796-1797

GUSN

GUSN-177640

Description

Wallpaper fragments. Geometric pattern of repeating rectangles with stylized flower or star motifs. Printed in white and black on a grey ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"FIRST ACCOUNT TAKEN/56" (stamp on verso The words are in a circle with a crown in the center. There is further handwritten inscription on verso, but it is undecipherable because it has been cut.)

Associated Building

Original To Harrison Gray Otis House, First House (Boston, Mass.), 1st Floor Room

Additional Identification Number

1152
1966.466

Related Items

Title Accession Number 1969.336.2-

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

11 1/2 x 13 5/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

1969.336.1A-D

Reference Notes

Wallpaper in New England, fig. 22.2 pg. 97, p. 96-97

Places

England (United Kingdom) [country]

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Wall Fragment

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

rectangles
stylized oval flowers or stars

Period/Style

Geometric