Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1850-1865

GUSN

GUSN-285283

Description

Unused wallpaper fragment from Middleton, Massachusetts. Gothic Revival style wallpaper with naturalistic branches interlaced to form a symmetrical pattern over three quarters of the width of the design. The remanding width is a vertical column-like stripe with carved scroll elements and shading that give the column a round appearance. Large scale pattern probably designed for use in a stairhall. Block-printed in tan, pale blue and maroon on a cream ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

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

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Front Hall

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

33 x 21 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.430

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

Cream

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

branches
column
scrolls
stripes

Period/Style

Gothic Revival
Stripe
Naturalistic