Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1870-1900

GUSN

GUSN-284691

Description

Wallpaper fragment from the upstairs bedroom of the Royall House in Medford, Massachusetts. Persian style floral stripe pattern. Stylized flowering vines form oval an pattern overlaid with predominately red stripes of small flowers and leaves. Roller-printed in red, green, blue, ochre and black on white ground. The paper is embossed with horizontal ribbing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
Persian (culture)
floral patterns
stripes
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Royall House / Medford / Paper used in the upstairs bedroom / which is supported by the Boston Tea Party Chapter, DAR. / (where the canopy bed of Pres. Pierce is standing" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To Isaac Royall House (Medford, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

20 7/8 x 19 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.419

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Persian
flowers
vines
stripes
oval
chevron

Period/Style

Floral Stripe