Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1790-1820

GUSN

GUSN-283972

Description

Two wallpaper fragments from the General Sylvanus Thayer birthplace in Braintree, Massachusetts. Stripe and vine pattern in which a leafy vine, possibly morning glory, grows up a gray pole or stripe. Small twig figures form a background pattern. Block-printed in red, green and gray on orange ground. Original colors are visible on the seam of Fragment (B). Wove paper, partial 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

18 x 11 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.337AB

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Orange

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

vine
leaves
twigs

Period/Style

Floral Stripe