Paper Bed Valance

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1780-1800

GUSN

GUSN-2816

Description

Three rectangular lengths of floral patterned polychrome printed wallpaper, with shaped lower edges bound with a paper binding. The valences are backed with brown paper and dated newsprint from 1780. (The patterns are of brightly colored prints: red, purple, blue, green and black vine-like sprigs of various flowers.) Probably English wallpaper. A & B are side pieces and C is an end piece.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
bed valances
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1991.1267A,B,C

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

11 x 76 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1267A-C