Wallpaper Borders

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1820-1830

GUSN

GUSN-283502

Description

Three wallpaper fragments with flocked floral vine and stripe pattern affixed to paperboard. Fragment (A) is labeled "Original" from the Whitney Hotel. Fragments (B) and (C) are labeled as reproductions made by Nancy McClelland. Fragment (A) has a flocked green vine with black and light green overprinting. From the vine grows flowers printed in yellow, brown, and orange with green flocked centers. A solid green flocked horizontal stripe with unflocked floral design is partially visible below the vine. Behind the flocked designs are vertical stripes in three different patterns printed in red, pink and white on light pink ground. Fragment (A) is block-printed on partial sheets. Fragments (B) and (C) are screen-printed in a red, pink and white stripe pattern and date from the mid-twentieth century.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
laid paper
block printing (relief printing process)
flocking
screen printing
floral patterns
stripes
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Original" ("Original" and "Reproduction" written in ballpoint with arrows pointing to fragment (A) for original and (B) and (C) for "Reproduction". "Made by Nancy McClelland" added later in pencil.)
"Reproduction / made by Nancy McClelland" (handwritten)
"I found this in the / Whitney Hotel / It has been / Reprinted (by Nancy McClellan) / 1800 / Original" ("Whitney Hotel / Reprint (by Nancy McClellan) / 1800 / Original" written first in ballpoint pen. Rest of text overwritten afterward in pencil. "1800/Original" circled with arrow to indicate the original piece of wallpaper is believed to date to 1800 and was found at the Whitney Hotel.)
"59" (circled / may indicate Waterhouse catalog or index number assigned to sample)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

6 7/8 x 6 7/16 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.262A-C

Date

1820-1830 (Fragment (A))

Places

Possibly France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Flocked

Form

unused

Ground Color

Pink

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Border

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

vine
leaf
flower
stripe

Period/Style

Stripe
Floral