Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1890

GUSN

GUSN-283685

Description

Wallpaper fragments from a mid-nineteenth century house, now demolished, in Brewster, Massachusetts. Aesthetic style wallpaper with large-scale floral pattern roller-printed in brown in the foreground and a second smaller-scale floral pattern roller-printed in green in the background. Foreground pattern printed over background pattern. Olive ground. On the back of the paper, a transfer of the pattern from the wallpaper below is visible. The pattern is a 1850-1870 medallion and rosette roller-printed in white, blue and gray.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Aesthetic Movement
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Brewster, Mass / 1850 house / now gone" (Fragment (A))
"Victorian house / Brewster, Mass (Miss Adams) / Now demolished / Top layer in hall" (Fragment (B))

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

12 x 14 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.310A-E

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Olive

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Flowers
Leaves
Vines

Period/Style

Aesthetic
Floral