Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1840-1850

GUSN

GUSN-284146

Description

Unused wallpaper fragment from President Eliot's House, Cotuit, Massachusetts. High quality English paper with very fine pindot background, possibly roller-printed, beneath a block-printed flowering vine pattern. Floral pattern printed in brown, pink, red and two greens. Pindot background printed in gray, light blue and brown on white polished ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"G.92" (circled) (Waterhouse inventory or reference number?)
"Sawyer - Cotuit / Pres. Eliot's / house" (Sawyer may refer to person paper was acquired from. )
"My drafting room / (?)" (Second statement illegible.)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.363

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

19 1/2 x 18 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.362

Places

Probably England (United Kingdom) [country]

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Polished

Form

unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flowers
vine
pindots
sprig
Moiré
stripe

Period/Style

Floral Trail