Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1900

GUSN

GUSN-273455

Description

Wallpaper fragment from the stock of Boston retailer A. H. Davenport. Imitation of 18th-century French silk brocade. Large floral bouquet featuring roses with floating lacy ribbon and bowknots. Block-printed in two greens, two browns, tan, rose, ochre and gilt on a dark blue ground. Straight match.\n

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
embossed wall coverings
Wallpaper

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

A.H. Davenport (Retailer)
Zuber Et Cie (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States; France

Dimensions

25 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.133

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1981.93
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1981.108

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

Brown

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Use

Floral

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

brocade
floral
rose
bouquet
basket
ribbon
bow knot

Period/Style

Imitation textile