Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1800-1830

GUSN

GUSN-283602

Description

Four fragments of decorative paper from a bandbox associated with the Barnstable, Massachusetts library. Small figure, abstract pattern is block-printed in white on gray ground. An orange stripe is overpainted or stenciled on the pattern. Oval fragment (D) has an affixed label with "Miss L. Smith" written on it. Laid, partial sheets of paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
bandboxes (containers)
paper (fiber product)
laid paper
block printing (relief printing process)
stripes
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Hatbox / Barnstable / Library" (Fragment (B). Written again on Fragment (D))
"142" (Fragment (B), paper is torn, there may have been additional numbers following 2)
"Miss L. Smith" (Original box owner's name?)

Associated Building

Associated With Sturgis Library (Barnstable, MA),

Related Items

Title Accession Number

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

40 3/4 x 11 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.285A-D

Places

Barnstable (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Stenciled

Form

bandbox paper

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Abstract figures
Stirpes

Period/Style

Stripe