Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1825-1835

GUSN

GUSN-273089

Description

Wallpaper fragment from Barnstable, Massachusetts. Floral patterned paper printed with repeating open blooms, similiar to a hibiscas, and palm fronds. Block-printed in orange, yellow and red on blue ground. Multiple handmade paper pieces, cut into various sizes and attached in different directions.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Norman Hayes Barnstable, house built 1790 / second paper" (Dorothy Waterhouse note?)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To Hayes House,

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

53 x 20 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.108

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.107
Title Accession Number 2001.281.276

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Use

Floral

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flower
palm frond
floral
habiscas
folaite

Period/Style

Floral