Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1915-1950

GUSN

GUSN-178938

Description

Wallpaper fragments. Early reproduction of the "Diana" wallpaper. Classical figures before a statue of Diana within oval frames and ornamented with draperies, hanging cords, tassels and floral swags. Printed in three blues on grey ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
Wallpaper

Pattern

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Associated Building

Stephenson House,

Additional Identification Number

2886

Maker

M.H. Birge & Sons (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

20 3/8 x 9 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Lucia W. L. Barrett

Accession Number

1985.675

Reference Notes

"A Text book of Authentic Designs," MH Birge & Sons "Wallpaper in New England", fig 10a, p. 63 for original design

Places

United States

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Title Accession Number 1967.181
Title Accession Number 1985.683
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Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Wall Fragment

Ground Color

Grey

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Use

classicism

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

swags
tassels
torches
Diana
goddess
bow and arrow
spear
putti

Period/Style

Neoclassical