Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1890

GUSN

GUSN-272763

Description

Wallpaper fragment mounted on paperboard. Anglo-Japanese style pattern made up of blocks in varying sizes. Each block contains a a different stylized flower with foliage. Pin dots, spider webs, greek keys and other geometric designs are employed as backgrounds and to frame the boxes. Roller-printed in yellow, blue, red, cream and olive on black ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"483 N 1 / A.W.P.M.A." (pattern number, print run number 1, American Wall Paper Manufacturer Association)
"Property of WATERHOUSE WALLHANGINGS, INC. / 38 WAREHAM STREET / BOSTON, MASS. 02118" ("Property of" is handwritten, the rest of the text is a stamp)
"Phinney" [?] (uncertain of the word and what it refers to (pattern name, original donor name, location??))

Pattern No.

483

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

18 1/2 x 19 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.66

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Ground Color

Black

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Flowers
Floral
Foliage

Period/Style

Anglo-Japanese