Wallpaper fragments

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

GUSN

GUSN-225800

Description

Wallpaper fragments, large blue floral pattern on blue ground. William Morris style. A sample of this paper remains on the wall in the second floor hallway just outside Stephen's bedroom. The wallpaper was found underneath a section of wall that was removed during the 1971-1974 renovations. It pre-dates the ownership of the house by the Phillips Family.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Copy of description of wallpaper removed by Essex Institute/Front east bedroom: Floral and bird designs alternating with geometric design (two fragments) (enclosed here)/2nd floor hallway: William Morris type foliage design in blues/(enclosed here) Multicolored floral on blue ground (this used as a frieze above other wallpaper (none of this enclosed)/The 2nd floor hallway at #34 has samples of these two last named/still remaining on the wall." (Handwritten, blue ink)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

13 x 8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3490A-D