Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1900-1920

GUSN

GUSN-273522

Description

Fragment of Australian "Mexatin" brand wall covering once part of the stock of Boston retailer A. H. Davenport. Imitation silk damask with embossed moiré stripe pattern in burnt orange. Surface may be thin fabric bonded to paper backing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
Wallpaper

Inscription

"METAXIN / YORICK" (Square logos on either side of text)

Pattern

Yorick

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1981.104
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1985.848

Maker

A.H. Davenport (Retailer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

20 1/2 x 22 5/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.144

Reference Notes

Describes another Metaxin paper from A.H. Davenport stock.

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Form

unused

Ground Color

Orange

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Use

Damask

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Metaxin

Decor Motif

stripe
damask
textile
Moiré

Period/Style

Damask
Textile