Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1890-1910

GUSN

GUSN-283653

Description

Fragment of unused wallpaper from a house on Wellington Street in South Boston, Massachusetts. Pebble embossed paper with geometric pattern of overlapping or stacked diamonds. Each diamond has a greek key-like element framing a stylized sprig or trefoil. Roller-printed in red, green, black, two browns and light ochre on dark ochre ground. Paper embossed and varnished after printed.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
varnish
geometric patterns
Wallpaper

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To 4 Wellington Street (South End, Boston, MA),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

23 1/2 x 17 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.301

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Design Technique

Varnished

Form

unused

Ground Color

Ochre

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

greek key
sprig
trefoil
daimond