Wallpaper Frieze

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1890

GUSN

GUSN-283946

Description

Unused wallpaper frieze fragment. Alternating large and small torches with laurel wreaths surrounded by oak leaf wreaths with acorns. The torch and wreath figures are connected with ribbon and bow knots and festoons of laurel. Small figures with quatrefoil centers float in the background. Roller-printed in four greens, red and metallic gold. Ombre pink ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
metallic pigment
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Carey Bros. Co." (logo)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Carey Brothers (Manufacturer)

Dimensions

18 3/4 x 24 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.326

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Design Technique

Irise

Form

unused

Ground Color

Pink

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Freize

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

torch
Laurel Wreath
Oak Leaf Wreath
Acorns
ribbon
bow knots
quatrefoil
stripes

Period/Style

NeoClassical