Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1820-1835

GUSN

GUSN-283599

Description

Fragments of decorative paper removed from an oval bandbox associated with the library in Barnstable, Massachusetts. Large-scale floral block-printed in two greens on light green ground. Fragment (A) consists of several wallpaper pieces that have been affixed to cotton fabric.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
bandboxes (containers)
paper (fiber product)
wove paper
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Chinoiserie / Hat box - Barnstable" (Fragment (A))
"Barnstable / Hatbox" (Fragment (B), written in red pencil)
"From hat box / found in / Barnstable library" (Fragment (C), written in both pencil and ballpoint pen)

Associated Building

Associated With Sturgis Library (Barnstable, MA),

Related Items

Title Accession Number

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

23 x 18 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.284A-F

Places

Barnstable (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

bandbox paper

Ground Color

Lt. Green

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flowers
floral

Period/Style

Floral