Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1800-1810

GUSN

GUSN-283889

Description

Wallpaper fragment from Nantucket, Massachusetts. Small scale, three-dimensional block or step pattern. Block-printed in brown and white on blue ground. Affixed to paperboard. First of four layers of paper from same location.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wove paper
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Oldest house on Nantucket" (on back of paperboard)
"Bottom layer / Nantucket / Mrs Sam Murray" (on back of wallpaper)

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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

10 x 7 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.318.1

Places

United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

blocks
steps
lines

Period/Style

Geometric