Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1800-1810

GUSN

GUSN-283888

Description

Wallpaper fragment from the Stephen Robbins House, Lexington, Massachusetts. Three-dimensional block or "step" pattern alternating with star or flower element. Block-printed in white, black and varnish green on blue ground.\n

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wove paper
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Near Boston / Early" (handwritten)
"H G O" ?

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To Stephen Robbins House,

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

13 1/2 x 11 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.317

Places

United States

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1917.1583
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
star
flower
chain

Period/Style

Geometric