Fireboard

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-283375

Description

Twenty-six fragments of wallpaper and four border fragments that once formed the third, or uppermost, layer of decorative papers applied to a fireboard. The wallpaper (A) is a large-scale diaper pattern with stylized floral element in each diamond and quatrefoils at the intersection of diagonals. The wallpaper is roller-printed in two greens, brown and white on ungrounded paper. The wallpaper is framed on all four sides by a floral border (B) of stylized roses and phlox. The border is roller-printed in pink, white, green, blue and brown on gray ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
diaper patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"3rd (top) paper on fireboard" (handwritten)

Related Items

Title Fireboard Print Accession Number 2001.281.250.2
Title Fireboard Accession Number 2001.281.250.1

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

32 1/2 x 36 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.250.3AB

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

fireboard

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

diamond
quatrefoil

Period/Style

Diaper Pattern