Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1900

GUSN

GUSN-273416

Description

Partial roll of embossed wallpaper from Boston retailer A. H. Davenport. Central shield medallion flanked by griffin. Design also includes pod-like floral garland, acanthus leaves and scrolls. Paper is printed or stenciled in red, orange, two tans, dark brown, and two greens on a brown ground and is varnished. (A) refers to partial roll. (B) is an unprinted and unembossed fragment from the end of the roll.\n

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
embossed wall coverings
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
Wallpaper

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.126.1

Maker

A.H. Davenport (Manufacturer)
(Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States; Europe

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

40 x 19 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.126.2AB

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Design Technique

Varnished

Form

unused

Ground Color

Brown

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

griffin
medallion
floral
swag
acanthus leaves
scroll