Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-284161

Description

Wallpaper fragments from Cotuit, Massachusetts. Pattern difficult to determine. Probably a Renaissance Revival style stripe based on visible floral bouquets and swags with scroll and strapwork cartouches. Roller-printed in white, blue, green, two pinks and red on ungrounded paper. Second layer of two layers of wallpaper. Strips of green gingham fabric attached horizontally to back of some of the fragments. Fabric appears to have been applied after the first layer of wallpaper to prepare the wall for this second layer.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Cotuit / Floss Shaw" (handwritten)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.368.1

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.368.2A-D

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Flowers
bouquets
swags
scrolls
cartouches

Period/Style

Floral