Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

GUSN

GUSN-283619

Description

Wallpaper border or frieze from Bernardston, Massachusetts. Wall fragment still attached to wallpaper, see 2001.281.293.2. Vine and floral figures wrap around cylinder with Greek key pattern. Block-printed in orange, black, blue and gray with green and gray stenciling on white or off-white ground. Wove paper in partial sheets.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
wove paper
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Freize from a house in Bernardston, Mass. / The original wallcovering was given / by B. Scott to K & W - who reproduced / it for Williamsburg Collection" / "[sidewall, not border, was a Williamsburg reproduction / RCN]" (Original inscription in ballpoint pen. RCN postscript in brackets written in pencil.)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.293.2

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

5 1/8 x 29 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.293.1

Places

Bernardston (Franklin county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Stenciled

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Border

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

cylindar
greek key
floral
vine