Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1860-1870

GUSN

GUSN-283993

Description

Unused wallpaper border fragment from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Border with stylized architectural figures. Primary figure, resembling molding with floral elements, is block-printed in yellow and brown on a peach ground. The dark green stripe that makes up the background of the border appears to have been applied over the yellow and brown printing. Additional block-printed figures in light green and black are printed over the dark green stripe.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
borders (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Gallishaw / Cambridge" (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

2 x 35 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.340

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

Peach

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Border

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

architectural
flower
molding