Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1873

GUSN

GUSN-273531

Description

Partial roll and two fragments of wallpaper once part of the stock of Boston retailer A. H. Davenport. "Vine" pattern designed by William Morris. Scrolling grapevine with fruit on a background of willow leaves. Block-printed in four greens and red on metallic gold ground. Paper is embossed with a pebble texture and varnished.\n

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Morris & Co" (printed)

Pattern

Vine

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

A.H. Davenport (Retailer)
Morris, William (Designer)
Jeffrey & Co. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States; England; London, England

Dimensions

22 3/8 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.146A-C

Date

1873 (Design date. )

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Varnished

Form

unused

Ground Color

Gold

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

grape
vine
willow leaf
pebble

Period/Style

Aesthetic