Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1883-1916

GUSN

GUSN-273460

Description

Partial roll (A) and fragments (B and C) of Japanese Leather Paper from the stock of Boston retailer A. H. Davenport. Large scale embossed pattern of lush fruits, flowers, vines, birds and ogee ribbon. Stenciled in red with gold ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Beautiful Japanese embossed which arrived in U.S.A. in 1850's" ((date is incorrect))

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

A.H. Davenport (Retailer)
Probably Rottman & Co. (Importer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

36 1/2 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.137A-C

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Design Technique

Stenciled

Form

unused

Ground Color

Gold

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Japanese Leather

Decor Motif

fruit
flowers
bird
grapes
apples
vine
ogee
pomegranutes