Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1890

GUSN

GUSN-284470

Description

Fragments of Art Nouveau style wallpaper from Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Large floral pattern, after the Arts and Crafts designs of William Morris, with undulating foliage block-printed in pale greens, olive and white over a dark blue-green background with gray liquid mica flowers. The blue-gray liquid mica appears to be the ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
mica (white pigment)
floral patterns
Arts and Crafts (movement)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"From Peter Grinnell / Fairhaven" (handwritten)

Maker

Possibly Jeffrey & Co. (Manufacturer)
After Morris & Co (Designer)

Location of Origin

London, England; England

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

14 x 9 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.395AB

Places

Possibly London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flowers
Leaves

Period/Style

Art Nouveau