Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1765-1770

GUSN

GUSN-273083

Description

Wallpaper fragment from the Clapp House in Dorchester, Massachusetts. English Pillar and Arch pattern block-printed and stenciled. Architectural elements in light blue, gray and black on gray ground. Floral swags and leaves, in green, pink and red, adorn the architectural elements. A small piece of floral border, matching the floral elements in the sidewall paper, can be seen along the bottom edge of the fragment. For more fragments of the matching border, see 2001.281.386A-D.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Clapp / Dorchester / House where our / offiers were quartered during / Revolutionary period" (Dorothy Waterhouse note?)

Associated Building

Original To Clapp House,

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.386A-D

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

42 1/4 x 21 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.106

Places

England (United Kingdom) [country]

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Stenciled

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Architectural
swags
floral
pillar
arch
urn
egg and dart
acanthus leaf

Period/Style

Pillar & Arch