"King Ahasuerus" Wallpaper Panel

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1785-1800

GUSN

GUSN-243690

Description

Framed "King Ahasuerus" wallpaper fragment. Man seated on throne with a domed top, under a large arch with egg and dart molding. Border at top of black floral swags. Block-printed in tans, black, and white. Mounted on linen. 42" repeat.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"King Ahasuerus/circa 1660-1670/Made in England/from first Tavern in Dedham, Mass." (Ink inscription, handwritten by Dorothy Waterhouse)

Pattern

King Ahasuerus

Associated Building

Original To

Additional Identification Number

106.2

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.370
Title Wallpaper Tracing Accession Number 2001.281.371
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1978.159AB
Title "King Ahasuerus" Wallpaper Accession Number 1978.159B
Title "King Ahasuerus" Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.370A-E

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

70 1/2 x 19 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2010.91.2

Places

United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Tan

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

King Ahasuerus
pillar
arch
egg and dart
floral swags

Period/Style

Pillar & Arch