Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1780-1800

GUSN

GUSN-179047

Description

Uncut roll of wallpaper border, plus two partial rolls. Neoclassical design with vertically connected elements: urn; Roman coin; lions drinking; and Roman sphinx alternating with arabesques. Printed in red, blue, yellow, and white on a black ground. French.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wallpapers
Covering, Wall
Wallpaper
Wallpaper

Inscription

Gift of Herbert Browne / 27 June 1923 (handwritten on verso: "Gift of Herbert Browne/ 27 June 1923")

Additional Identification Number

516

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1917.155
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1917.155A-C

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Object Type

Building Components; Surface Elements

Dimensions

6 13/16 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Herbert Browne

Accession Number

1925.668A-C

Places

Probably France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Roll

Ground Color

Black

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Border

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

arabesques
sphinx
coin
lions
urn

Period/Style

Neoclassical