Wallpaper Frieze

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1890

GUSN

GUSN-283948

Description

Unused fragment of a wallpaper frieze. Scrolling, stylized foliate or damask pattern embossed on heavy paper. Roller-printed in metallic gold, metallic silver, and gray on white ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Property of / WATERHOUSE WALLHANGINGS INC. / 38 WAREHAM STREET / BOSTON, MASS.02118" ("Property of" written in ballpoint pen above Waterhouse address stamp)
"Please return to / Waterhouse Wallhangings / 38 Wareham St / Boston Mass 02118" (handwritten)
"Elegent / Embossed in gold and silver" (handwritten)

Maker

(Manufacturer)

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

22 x 32 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.328

Places

Probably England (United Kingdom) [country]

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Freize

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

leaves
damask
beads
dots
flowers

Period/Style

Aesthetic