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. )

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.404.2

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.404.1

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