Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1800-1810

GUSN

GUSN-283695

Description

Wallpaper fragment from the General John Walker House in Burlington, Massachusetts. Floral striped wallpaper. Stripes of floral sprigs and leaves block-printed in green varnish, black and white alternate with narrower stripes of dots and dashes printed in white. Light blue ground. Wove paper in partial sheets. Earliest, or first, layer of two layers of paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
wove paper
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
stripes
Wallpaper

Inscription

"General John Walker House / circa 1809 - Burlington, Mass" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To

Maker

(Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

13 x 19 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.314.1

Places

Probably Massachusetts (United States)
Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.314.2

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Varnished

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Lt. Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flowers
sprigs
stripes
dots
dashes

Period/Style

Floral Stripe