Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1860-1870

GUSN

GUSN-272872

Description

Two wallpaper fragments from Middleton, Massachusetts. Rose vine and floral sprig pattern roller-printed in three greens, two blues, pink, mauve, red and orange over a gray moire stripe. The floral design imitates embroidery. The ground is satin and fades from pink to white. Stamped "Délicourt à Paris." on verso.\n

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
floral patterns
stripes
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Mrs. Woodward / Middleton" (Dorothy Waterhouse's provenance note on fragment A)
"1766" (Possible pattern number on Fragment A)
"Délicourt à Paris." (Manufacturer)
"D" encircled with "DEPOSE AU TRIBUNAL DE / J.D. / DE COMMERCE" (stamped)

Associated Person

Woodward, Mrs.
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Associated With Flint Farm (Middleton, MA),

Maker

Etienne Delicourt (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

25 1/8 x 9 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.83AB

Date

1860-1870 (RC dated 1860s. Per Manufacturer Authority List, "M. Etienne Delicourt et Cie, Paris" is in operation from 1838-1859.)

Places

Middleton (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Design Technique

Polished

Form

unused

Ground Color

Pink

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Rose
Sprig
Vine
Floral

Period/Style

Floral Stripe