Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1865-1875

GUSN

GUSN-283931

Description

Unused fragment of gilt figure wallpaper. Embossed figures featuring Egyptian lotus or water lily. Gold leaf roller-printed on gray ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
gilding
Wallpaper

Inscription

"BELLE EPOCH" (Pattern name given by Waterhouse Wallhangings?)
"WATERHOUSE WALLHANGINGS, INC. / 38 WAREHAM STREET / BOSTON, MASS. 02118" (stamped)

Pattern

Belle Epoch

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

40 1/2 x 19 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.321

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Design Technique

Gilt

Form

unused

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

lotus flower
water lily
Egyptian Motifs

Period/Style

Gilt Figure