Fireboard

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1820-1840

GUSN

GUSN-283365

Description

Four wallpaper fragments from the first, or earliest, of three layers of decorative paper from a fireboard. The wallpaper is block-printed with mid-sized, stylized floral medallions in green and black framed by stylized foliate and floral elements in gray on white ground. Two different medallion designs are visible. Printed on partial sheets of laid paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
laid paper
Wallpaper

Inscription

"First paper on fireboard" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

10 3/8 x 14 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.250.1A-D

Places

Probably United States

Related Items

Title Fireboard Print Accession Number 2001.281.250.2
Title Fireboard Accession Number 2001.281.250.3AB

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

fireboard

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flowers
leaves

Period/Style

Medallion