Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1886

GUSN

GUSN-284389

Description

Unused fragment of Anglo-Japanese style wallpaper from the Old Standish House in Dighton, Massachusetts. Geometric shapes and stylized flowers create asymmetrical pattern typical of Anglo-Japanese designs. Paper is embossed with a woven, or fabric-like, texture and roller-printed in metallic gold, two olive greens, three browns, ochre, pale blue and pale green on light olive ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
Anglo-Japanese
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Front Hall papers from / Old Standish House built in / 1800 by David Standish, / great grandfather of / Mrs. Mary Standish Miller. / This paper put on in 1886 / when renovated by Mrs. / Miller's father, James Carver / Standish. / Now occupied by Director / of B.C. Agrie [?] High Sch. / Dighton, Mass." (written by Mrs. Mary Standish Miller / B.C. Agrie High Sch = Bristol County Agricultural High School.)

Pattern No.

1426

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

23 3/4 x 19 5/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.385

Date

1886 (Year paper was installed.)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

Olive

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flowers
leaves
geometric
greek key

Period/Style

Anglo-Japanese