Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1855-1865

GUSN

GUSN-284714

Description

Large fragment of unused floral wallpaper from Middleton, Massachusetts. Large scale c-scroll cartouches in gray with colorful naturalistic floral bouquets and traveling vines. Roses and lilacs are featured. Block-printed in two grays, dark maroon, two greens, three blues, three violets, two pinks and red on polished white ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Alma's cousin / Mrs. Woodward / Flint Farm / Middleton" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

47 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.428

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

flowers
c-scroll
cartouche
roses
lilacs

Period/Style

Floral