Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1865-1875

GUSN

GUSN-272799

Description

Wallpaper fragment from a home in Westford, Massachusetts. This gilt figure wallpaper is roller-printed with bleeding heart sprigs in metallic gold and red flocking on dove gray ground. The paper is not stamped or embossed. Straight repeat.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"The only wallpaper on the front room of this 120 yr old house in Westford Mass." (handwritten)
"1970/120=1850" (Someone's figuring of the current year minus age of house equals date house built)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Used At 1st Floor Room

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

39 x 19 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.72

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Design Technique

Gilt

Form

unused

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Use

Bleeding Hearts

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Bleeding Heart
Floral
Gilt
flock

Period/Style

Gilt Figure