Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1860-1870

GUSN

GUSN-284396

Description

Wallpaper fragment from the Clapp House in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Embossed, Gilt Figures framed by block-printed cartouches. Printed in dark and light gray on gray ground

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
embossed wall coverings
gilding
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Dorchester / Clapp" (handwritten)
"Golds
"3" [circled] (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To Clapp House,

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

30 x 14 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.388

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Gilt

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

floral
foliate
fleur de lis
cartouche
vine

Period/Style

Gilt Figure