Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1860-1870

GUSN

GUSN-284481

Description

Wallpaper fragments from Essex, Massachusetts. Abstract pattern of blue radiating bursts and cream colored concentric circles on a dappled cinnamon background. Roller-printed in three blues, yellow, maroon, brown, tan and cream on a cinnamon ground. The pigment is powdry and has rubbed off in large areas.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Jo Steele" / "M. Steele" / "Essex Mass/ Jo Steele" / "1750 House / Essex Mass / M. Steele" ("Jo Steele" written numberous times (once in red pen), )
"Jo Steele / Essex Mass" (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.394A-D

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Cinnamon

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

abstract

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

bursts
raidiating
circles
dappled