Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1890

GUSN

GUSN-284463

Description

Wallpaper fragments affixed to paperboard from the Old Freeman House in Eastham, Massachusetts. Large, stylized daisies crowd together to form abstract Aesthetic style pattern. Paper is embossed with a woven, or fabric-like, pattern and roller-printed in blue-gray, white and metalic gold on gray ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
floral patterns
Aesthetic Movement
Wallpaper

Inscription

"From old Freeman house - Eastham - Cape Cod - / Still in existence on wall of bed room" (handwritten)
"Late" (handwritten)
"#15 / from old Freeman house / Eastham - Cape Cod. / Still in use in bedroom." (Written on old jelly jar label.)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To Bedroom

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

11 1/8 x 17 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.391

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

daisies

Period/Style

Aesthetic