Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1845-1860

GUSN

GUSN-178647

Description

Two rolled fragments of landscape figure wallpaper. Repeating vignette of colonial figures: one male standing; one male seated at a table served drinks by a woman outdoors. Beneath the figures is a scene of a boy playing with a sailboat. Vignettes are flanked by entwined foliate vine.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
Wallpaper

Associated Building

Original To Swift House,

Additional Identification Number

1697

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

19 3/4 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Quentin Mauer

Accession Number

1973.117AB

Reference Notes

"Wallpaper in New England," p. 192, fig. 47.4

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Use

leisure, rustic, rural

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

trellis
pinetree
dog
sailboat
arch
stairway
vine

Period/Style

Scenery figure