Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1855-1865

GUSN

GUSN-272789

Description

Wallpaper fragments from Yarmouth, Massachusetts. Renaissance Revival Floral Stripe. Naturalistic flowers, include roses, pansies and other flowers block-printed in pink, mauve, red, black, three greens, orange, peach, and two violets over a grisaille background of trailing ribbons and scrolls.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
Renaissance Revival
Wallpaper

Inscription

"G76" (Circled.)
"563B" (Maker or retailer stamp)
"Andersen House / Yarmouth, Mass / Still on walls in 1958" (Dorothy Waterhouse provenance note)
"Circa 1845 / I took this from hall / Robinson house / Main St / Yarmouth Mass" (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

30 3/4 x 31 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.71AB

Places

Yarmouth (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Polished

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Stripe
ribbon
floral
roses
pansies

Period/Style

Renaissance Revival
Floral