Trunk Lining

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1810-1825

GUSN

GUSN-283627

Description

Two fragments of trunk lining from box or chest purchased at auction in Bourne or Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. Fragment (B) is affixed to paperboard. Floral stripe pattern featuring a very large strawberry with leaves. Waterhouse Wallpaper file refers to this as "Strawberry Stripe." Waterhouse reproduced the paper, see 2001.281.298.2. A smaller stripe runs parallel to the large strawberry stripe with alternating leaves and flower seed pods sprouting from the right side of a straight vine. Laid paper, block-printed in red or pink on mustard ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Trunk lining (leather) / from Bourne Mass / lined with papers of / parliament 1761" (Fragment (A))
"G31" (Fragment (A). Circled. Waterhouse inventory or reference number?)
"Bourne - lining a trunk / 1760 / Original paper of Parliament on back of 1761" (Fragement (B). Written by Dorothy Waterhouse. Peace treaty between US and Japan was signed September 8, 1951. )
"The auction happened to be held on / the day that peace was declared between / Japan + the U.S. Cliff + I were lunching / ...[text lost] a tiny resort on the top of a hill over- / looking the bay at Buzzards Bay when a / ...[text lost] boat went through the canal tooting / its horn, having picked up the first news of / peace on its radio. Every single person at the / luncheon spontaneously left their chairs [and] knelt in prayer. Most impressive! (handwritten)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.298.2

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

25 x 17 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.298.1AB

Places

Bourne (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

trunk lining

Ground Color

Yellow

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Strawberry
leaves
oak leaf
seed pod
poppy
stripes

Period/Style

Floral Stripe