Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1850-1870

GUSN

GUSN-284416

Description

Two floral flocked border fragments from the Abraham Capen House in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Dark red dahlia flowers framed by a yellow cartouche. Block-printed in orange, yellow and maroon with olive and red flocking overprinted in green, blue, black, red and light brown. White ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
borders (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
flocking
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Border of parlor / Abraham Capen / S[?] / 1840" (handwritten)
"From old Abraham Capen house / Dorchester, Mass. / (Given me by lawyer Harold Nash of Dedham / executor of estate)" (handwritten)
"From Abraham Capen house / Dorchester / Early border paper / Excellent color" (handwritten)
"Beautiful border / paper with flock / effect - from old / house in Dorchester, Mass" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

4 3/8 x 18 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.389AB

Places

Possibly France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Flocked

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Border

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

dahlia
cartouche
shadow

Period/Style

Floral