Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1800

GUSN

GUSN-284110

Description

Fragment of wallpaper border from the Whitney Hotel once located in either Chelmsford or Lowell, Massachusetts. Border frament includes two scenes with classical motifs. One scene is of birds on a nest and the second is of winged angels holding a urn. A narrow diamond ribbon runs along upper and lower edges of the border. Block-printed in orange, yellow white, red, pink and blue on black ground. Fragment is affixed to paperboard.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
borders (ornament areas)
laid paper
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"#17" (Waterhouse inventory or pattern number?)
"60" / "4" / (red check mark) (Each number is circled. 60 is crossed out with red pencil/ 4 Written in red pencil/Waterhouse inventory or pattern number?)
"Whitney Hotel - Chelmsford - Lowell / Border of hall - 1800 or 1810 / From Mrs. St. John Bruce - Plymouth Mass / Excellent early block print" (written in ballpoint pen and pencil)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

6 1/4 x 14 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.354

Places

Possibly France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

Black

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Border

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

birds
nest
swag
wings
angels
urn
diamonds
vine
berries

Period/Style

NeoClassical