Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1855-1865

GUSN

GUSN-284713

Description

Large, unused piece of floral wallpaper from Middleton, Massachusetts. Naturalistic floral trail pattern featuring large-scale morning glory vine. Small pink and blue flowers and lilac-like violet flowers also represented. Block-printed in six greens, three violets, three pinks, two blues, maroon, yellow, ochre, tan and gray on white polished ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Mrs. Woodward / Middleton / Alma's Cousin" (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

52 3/4 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.427

Places

Probably France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Polished

Form

unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

vine
flowers
morning glories
lilacs

Period/Style

Floral Trail