Wall covering

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1870-1890

GUSN

GUSN-272008

Description

Fragment of stenciled textile wall covering. Black geometric design in the form of a vertical column stenciled on olive, hand painted ground. The stencil pattern includes palmettes, a medallion and fretwork. The color values of the ground appear to have been modified prior to application of the stencil to enhance the effect of the design. The wall covering was found under several layers of paint during repairs to Commandant's House at the Charlestown (Massachusetts) Naval Yard.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wall coverings
Wallpaper

Associated Building

Original To Charlestown Navy Yard (Mass.),

People and Organizations

United States Navy

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

36 1/2 x 9 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Rick Obey

Accession Number

2003.24

Places

Charlestown (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]

Wallpaper Details

Design Technique

Stenciled

Ground Color

Olive

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Border

Decor Motif

Palmettes
Medallion
Fretwork
Geometric