Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1870-1890

GUSN

GUSN-273871

Description

Wallpaper fragments removed from the Harris Gray Otis House. Nursery paper. Engraved scenes of figures and animals in imitation of toile. Scenes are framed by scrolling acanthus leaf festoons and grape vine arbors.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper

Associated Building

Original To Harrison Gray Otis House, First House (Boston, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2000.1660A-D

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

toile
monkeys
cow
sheep
ducks
horse
birds
festoons
classical
figures
putti
goddess
acanthus leaf

Period/Style

Nursery