Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1790-1820

GUSN

GUSN-283969

Description

Wallpaper fragment from the General Sylvanus Thayer birthplace in Braintree, Massachusetts. Block-printed paper with small double lines of squares printed in off-white run diagonally in one direction and printed in dark red run diagonally in the other to form a diamond pattern. Large diamond figures with a central sprig or leaf, also printed in cream and dark red, are partially visible. Wove paper, mismatched sheets.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wove paper
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper

Associated Building

Original To General Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace,

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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

15 x 11 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.336

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Red

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

squares
diamonds
sprig

Period/Style

Geometric