Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1765-1770

GUSN

GUSN-284391

Description

Fragments of a floral wallpaper border from the Clapp House in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Block-printed and stenciled fruit and flower pattern in pink, red, green, black and light blue on gray ground. Border was once attached to Pillar and Arch with matching floral elements, see Clapp House wallpaper 2001.281.106.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
borders (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
stenciling
Wallpaper

Inscription

"early border" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To Clapp House,

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 13/16 x 27 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.386A-D

Places

England (United Kingdom) [country]

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.106

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Stenciled

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Border

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flowers
fruit
leaves
wheat

Period/Style

Floral