Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1790-1820

GUSN

GUSN-283968

Description

Four fragments of wallpaper from the General Sylvanus Thayer birthplace in Braintree, Massachusetts. Simple repeating pattern of small circular flowers and squares. Block-printed in yellow and red on red ground. Reproduced by both Katzenbach & Warren and Waterhouse Wallhangings under the name "General Thayer."

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wove paper
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Gen Sylvanus Thayer / 1750 / Braintree" (Fragment (D))
"Found in Kitchen where / Gen. Thayer was born" (handwritten)

Pattern

General Thayer

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To General Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace, Kitchen

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

6 1/2 x 5 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.335A-D

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Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Red

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flower
square
dots
lozenge

Period/Style

Geometric