Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1820-1840

GUSN

GUSN-283566

Description

Wallpaper fragment from the Hayes House, Barnstable, Massachusetts with floral stripe pattern. Small, stylized flowers with horizontal sprays of leaves repeat to form vertical stripes in alternating colors. Block-printed in yellow and pale red on blue ground. The yellow block print overlaps the pale red in several areas. Paper is handmade, partial sheets. It is backed with a plain paper and a partial sheet of printed paper. Several small fragments of a second wallpaper, printed with an orange floral patternon blue ground, are affixed on top and behind this paper. A large fragment of the second wallpaper was also collected, see 2001.281.108.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wove paper
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Home of Norman Hayes - Barnstable / built 1790" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To Hayes House,

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

17 x 21 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.276

Places

Barnstable (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.108

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flowers
Leaves
stripes

Period/Style

Floral Stripe