Trunk Lining

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

18201830

GUSN

GUSN-283626

Description

Fragment of trunk lining from Bourne, Massachusetts. Large medallion made up of central flower, possibly a daisy, circled by wreath of leaves. Four spokes radiate from flower. Background pattern of hatchmarks. Block-printed in red and white on yellow ground wove paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Top layers / trunk from / Bourne (Hartford) / 1827" (Hartford maybe donor name or refer to newspaper lining now lost?)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

18 x 10 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.297

Places

Bourne (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

trunk lining

Ground Color

Yellow

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flower
daisy
leaves
wreath
spokes

Period/Style

Floral Medallion