Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1800-1820

GUSN

GUSN-284155

Description

Wallpaper fragment from Cotuit, Massachusetts. Badly deteriorated floral wallpaper. Pattern is difficult to discern but a small fragment protected by the overlap of another piece of paper reveals original bright green leaves, red striping, and pale pink flowers and dots on a bright yellow ground. Block-printed on sheets of wove paper. Layer one of three.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wove paper
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Cotuit" (handwritten)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.366.3

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

7 1/2 x 12 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.366.1AB

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Yellow

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flowers
leaves
pinstripes
dots

Period/Style

Floral