Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1810-1820

GUSN

GUSN-284485

Description

Wallpaper fragment from the John M. Gilson House in Groton, Massachusetts. Geometric figures made up of two rows of small black diamonds over an orange rectangle are printed in alternating diagonals to form an overall weave pattern. Block-printed in black and organge on gray ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"From the old John M. Gilson home / in Groton (on road to Ayer). He was / the great-grandfather of / Mrs. Robt. May - pres. of the / Historical Society. House now / owned by a Mr. Frederick" (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

16 x 12 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.398

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

rectangle
diamonds
weave

Period/Style

Geometric