Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1860-1870

GUSN

GUSN-283611

Description

Unused wallpaper fragment from Selick Hedge Matthews House, Bass River, Massachusetts. Floral gilt figure paper with roller-printed trailing vine background pattern in gray on white ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"From the Selick Hedge Matthews Homestead / Bass River, Mass" (not Dorothy Waterhouse's handwriting)
"4" (circled)

Associated Building

Original To Selick Hedge Matthew House,

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

13 15/16 x 18 7/16 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.288

Places

Bass River (Barnstable county, Massachusetts) [river]

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Design Technique

Gilt

Form

unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Flowers
Sprigs
vine

Period/Style

Gilt Figure