Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1895

GUSN

GUSN-273759

Description

Unused wallpaper sample. Asian style, themed Scenic Figure paper made in Germany for the French market. Pattern is block-printed in black on yellow ground and embossed. Scenes include a figure on horseback, figures with umbrellas, a pagoda with attached raised walkway, a bridge over lily pads and ducks swimming.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"FOREIGN FABRICATION ALLEMANDE" (translation from French: foreign German manufacture)
"[downpointing arrow] NORTA 527" (pattern name?)

Pattern

Norta

Pattern No.

527

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Germany

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

32 1/4 x 22 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.211

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

unused

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper