Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1900-1915

GUSN

GUSN-283673

Description

Fragment of wallpaper from a home on Wellington Street, South Boston, Massachusetts. Art Nouveau style floral damask embossed on dark bronze ground. Flowers and stems form an ogee pattern. The pattern is embossed on a dark bronze ground. The pattern's embossed outline resembles stitching and its interior is embossed with fine diagonal ribbing. The background is embossed with ribbing in the opposite diagonal and horizontal.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Wellington / Main Parlors / Second Paper" (handwritten)

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

29 1/2 x 20 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.304

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Brown

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

floral
ogee

Period/Style

Art Nouveau