Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1845-1860

GUSN

GUSN-285276

Description

Fragment of Renaissance Revival style wallpaper from Middleton, Massachusetts. Typical of Renaissance Revival stripe patterned papers, this paper has central medallion-like elements placed between two stripes. This particular pattern incorporates roses and vertically trailing ribbon. Block-printed in tan, gray, green, maroon, two pinks and two blues on polished white ground. Gray and tan color appear to be painted in stripes on the same block as transition from one color to the other is obvious on the leaves and ribbon areas of the pattern.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
Renaissance Revival
stripes
Wallpaper

Inscription

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

32 x 21 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.429

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

roses
flowers
scrolls
ribbon
bow knots
Medallion
trellis

Period/Style

Renaissance Revival
Stripe