Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1845-1855

GUSN

GUSN-272950

Description

Two fragments of Renaissance Revival floral stripe wallpaper from the Clapp House, Dorchester, Massachusetts. Small climbing vines of multi-colored flowers grows up a gray vertical stripe that runs along the left side of roll. The rest of the roll is printed with gray strapwork and scrolls forming loose medallions draped with floral swags and hanging vines Block-printed in green, mauve, brown, orange, blue and gray on a white polished ground. Straight repeat.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Clapp House / Dorchester" (handwritten)
"Clapp - Dorchester" (Dorothy Waterhouse note?)
"G7s" (Waterhouse pattern reference?)

Associated Building

Original To Clapp House,

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.1189

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

34 1/4 x 21 7/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.93AB

Places

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

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Design Technique

Polished

Form

unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

floral
sprig
stripe
scroll
swag
dots
strapwork
medallion
vines

Period/Style

Renaissance Revival
Floral Stripe