Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1870-1880

GUSN

GUSN-273730

Description

Unused wallpaper fragment. Large-scale, stylized palmette pattern exhibiting Persian stylistic influences. Central palmette framed by strapwork and scrolling foliate garlands. Roller-printed in metallic gold, gold, white, and dark gray on light gray ground. Paper embossed with pebble textured.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
Persian (culture)
Wallpaper

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

18 1/4 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.201

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Design Technique

Gilt

Form

unused

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

palmettes
rosette
foliate
garlands
scroll
strapwork

Period/Style

Aesthetic