Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1825-1835

GUSN

GUSN-273292

Description

Wallpaper border fragment from the Clapp House, Dorchester, Massachusetts. Stylized floral and foliate border with architectural motif along one edge. Block-printed in three blues, yellow, orange, tan and brown on probable tan ground. Brick red colored flock surrounds pattern and is printed with black.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Dorchester / Clapp" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To Clapp House,

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

6 x 24 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.112

Places

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

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Flocked

Form

unused

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Border

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

floral
flower
Leaf
foliate
architectural