Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1845-1855

GUSN

GUSN-285350

Description

Three wallpaper fragments with Reniassance Revival style stripe and banch pattern from Middleton, Massachusetts. Stripe figures with fretwork, scrolls and lozenge-shaped medallions containing floral sprigs. Stripes alternate with leafy climbing branches. Block-printed in pale blue, tan, green and brown on a cream ground. Paper has visible blue fibers.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

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

Pattern No.

640

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

12 x 12 5/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.432A-C

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

Cream

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Fretwork
scrolls
sprigs
medallions
lozenge
stripes
branches
leaves

Period/Style

Renaissance Revival