Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1800-1810

GUSN

GUSN-283887

Description

Two wallpaper fragments from the Stephen Robbins House, Lexington, Massachusetts. Three-dimensional block or "step" pattern with chains. Block-printed in black and white on a blue ground.\n

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wove paper
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Early block pattern / 3 dimensional / Have found 3 variations" (handwritten)
"1730 / Lexington Mass" (handwritten)
"From house of Stephen Robbins / built 1730 - Lexington Mass."
"From house / [illegible] built 1730 / The Robbins / Homestead / Lexington"

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To Stephen Robbins House,

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5 x 6 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.316AB

Places

United States

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.315AB
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1971.2
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.1123

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Lt. Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

block
step
chain

Period/Style

Geometric