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

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1267A-C