Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1835-1850

GUSN

GUSN-284694

Description

Large fragment of wallpaper from either Millis or Medway, Massachusetts. Quatrefoil medallion and flower pattern. Quatrefoil figures made of scrolling leaf and flower figures printed in brown interlocks with undulating floral figures and medallion centers printed in orange. Block-printed on a peach or pink ground. Paper appears to be end-of-roll. A large semi-circle has been cut away from one side.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
medallions (ornament areas)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Medway" (handwritten)
"Millis, Mass"
[illegible]
[crossed out handwriting] "Millbrook" (Uncertain what this refers too. Maybe the donor. Millbrook is NOT a town in Massachusetts.)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

51 3/4 x 20 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.421

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Peach

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

quatrefoil
medallion
flower
leaves
scroll