Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1887

GUSN

GUSN-273406

Description

Two partial rolls and one fragment of Japanese Leather wallpaper from Boston retailer A.H. Davenport. "Peacocks and Amorini" pattern designed by Walter Crane features arabasque motifs with putti, peacocks, comedy tragedy masks, trophy, floral garland and scrolling flora. Stenciled in green on gold ground. Roll (A) has had a number of squares cut from it, fragment (B) may be one of those squares. Roll (C) is intact.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper

Pattern

Peacock and Amorini

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

A.H. Davenport (Retailer)
Probably Rottman & Co. (Importer)
Crane, Walter, 1845-1915 (Designer)

Location of Origin

Japan

Dimensions

22 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.123A-C

Date

1887 (date of design)

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Design Technique

Stenciled

Form

unused

Ground Color

Green

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Classical

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Japanese Leather

Decor Motif

putti
mouse
peacock
trophy
urn
swag
tragedy comedy masks
foliate
scroll
horn of plenty
pheonix
parrot