Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1860-1870

GUSN

GUSN-284575

Description

Wallpaper fragment from Hatchville, Massachusetts. Diaper and rosette pattern wallpaper with attached ceiling border (see 2001.281.404.2) . Two layered diaper pattern: lower layer is formed by "marblized" masonry and the upper layer features three-dimensional masonry squares with rosette figures at diagonal intersects. Roller-printed in green, black, tan and brown on ungrounded paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
borders (ornament areas)
ceiling papers
paper (fiber product)
diaper patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"August 1977 / From old 1740 house in / Hatchville, Mass - given me by / Hayden of Cotuit / Brown paper with green design and border is interesting / First layer not as / early as 1740, I'm sure / Top layers are late papers" (handwritten)
"From house built in Hatchville Mass (Cape Cod) in 1740" (Appears written in at same time as pencil note on attached envelop. )

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

16 3/4 x 11 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.404.1

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.404.2

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

marble
diaper
rosette
masonry

Period/Style

Diaper Pattern