Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1900

GUSN

GUSN-273453

Description

Fragment of wallpaper embossed in low-relief from the stock of Boston retailer A. H. Davenport. Large scale floral pattern of lilies and roses. The paper's embossed texture and the shadowing, striping and dots within the pattern immitate the look of a woven textile. Roller-printed in two shades of peach, two greens, burnt orange, and metallic gold on a dark mauve ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"csl / 7078D / $2.75 per roll" (handwritten)

Maker

A.H. Davenport (Retailer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

27 1/2 x 20 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.131

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

Lavender

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Use

Floral

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

rose
lilie
floral
textile

Period/Style

Imitation textile
Damask