Fireboard

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1790-1800

GUSN

GUSN-178907

Description

Full panel removed from a fireboard. Still life of fruit, caterpillar, bird and lizard on top of a marble pedestal with a "carved" classical scene of two women dancing before a sacrificial bull. Still life includes: peaches, apples, canteloupe, artichokes, pears, grapes, basket and wine flask. Classical scene includes: bull, basket of flowers, musical pipes, amphora and cauldron. Printed in two blues, four greens, orange, two peaches, rose, pink, lavender, red, tan, olive, two browns, black, grey and white on a dark, charcoal grey ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wallpapers
fireboards (fireplace equipment)
Fireboard

Additional Identification Number

448

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Object Type

Temperature Control Device

Dimensions

32 7/8 x 35 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Little and Browne Architects

Accession Number

1923.501

Places

France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Fireboard

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

sacrifice, decay, mortality

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Still life includes: peaches
apples
canteloupe
artichokes
pears
grapes
basket and wine flask. Classical scene includes: bull
basket of flowers
musical pipes
amphora and cauldron.