Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1920

GUSN

GUSN-273491

Description

Partial roll of Tynecastle or Modeled Canvas wallcovering once part of the stock of Boston retailer A. H. Davenport. Sample appears to have been used to demonstrate how to apply color to Tynecastle. Lower third of the sample is molded canvas with no surface finish or color. The middle third is coated with a cream colored ground. The upper third is coated with a gold ground with design elements painted in green, brown and red. The pattern consists of peach and floral branches and foliate scrolls.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
Tynecastle canvas
paper (fiber product)
canvas
Tynecastle canvas
Wallpaper

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Morton, W. Scott (Designer)
Tynecastle Tapestry (Manufacturer)
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Retailer)

Location of Origin

Scotland; Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

33 x 25 5/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.140

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1965.139b

Wallpaper Details

Design Technique

Hand Painted

Form

unused (demonstration sample)

Ground Color

Gold

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Tapestry

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Tynecastle

Decor Motif

floral
foliate
scroll
peaches
branches
flower
leaf