Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1780-1810

GUSN

GUSN-284636

Description

Three wallpaper fragments from the Waters Memorial Hall in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Fragment (B) affixed to paperboard. Alternating light and dark gray stripes with small wreath medallions and horizontal bands. Between each medallion stripe are three columns of stacked diamonds with chevron bands. The columns bordering the light gray medallion stripe are light gray with white chevrons, the middle column is also light gray with gray chevrons, and the columns next to the dark gray medallion stripe are dark gray with dark gray chevrons. Block-printed in white and three grays on light gray ground. The ground of the dark gray stripes appears to be brushed on over light gray ground. Handmade paper, partial sheets.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
laid paper
block printing (relief printing process)
geometric patterns
stripes
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Ipswich / Waters Memorial / Hall / Beautiful / Hall border" (handwritten)
"Waters Memorial / Ipswich" (handwritten)
"Ipswich Mass / Upper hall - Historical Society / Waters Memorial" (handwritten)
"G6" (Waterhouse number?)

Associated Building

Original To

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.410.2AB

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

27 1/4 x 28 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.410.1A-C

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

diamonds
stripes
medallions
wreath

Period/Style

Stripe
Geometric