Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1870-1880

GUSN

GUSN-283569

Description

Four wallpaper fragments from Barnstable, Massachusetts. Gold striped wallpaper resembling an embossed Gilt-Figure wallpaper. Roller-printed in metallic gold stripes and figures over delicate line pattern in white on gray ground. The clearest figures are small vases containing wheat stalks. Others figures appear to be floral sprigs. Paper is not embossed.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
metallic pigment
stripes
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Barnstable / Harris" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Harris
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

21 1/2 x 17 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.279.1A-D

Places

Barnstable (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)

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Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

sprigs
vases
wheat

Period/Style

Stripe
Gilt Figure