Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1790-1800

GUSN

GUSN-284668

Description

Three fragments of wallpaper from Kingston, Massachusetts. Pattern of circular figures at even intervals along narrow, vertical black stripes. The stripes are over-printed with horizontal white dashes. The circular figures, possibly stylized flowers or rosettes, are dark pink over-printed with black dashes, white petals and black dot centers. Festooning lines of small white dots connect the circular figures. Block-printed on blue-gray ground. Partial sheets of hand-made paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wove paper
block printing (relief printing process)
stripes
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Kingston, Mass / Home now gone - " (handwritten)
"Kingston Mass / circa 1790-1800"
"Kingston Mass"

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

25 3/4 x 21 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.414A-C

Places

Possibly United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

stripes
circles
dots
dashes
Flower
Wheel
Festoon
rosette

Period/Style

Stripe
Geometric