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Unused wallpaper fragment from Middleton, Massachusetts. Naturalistic floral bouquets with scrolling vines and draping ribbon. Block-printed in white, black, yellow, red, gray, blue-green, two blues, three pinks, and four greens on polished white ground.
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
"Mrs. Woodward / Middleton / Alma's cousin" (handwritten)
"In the 1850's / and late 1840's, it was / fashionable to use a / glazed paper, considered / very elegant - / This piece was in / a beautiful country / estate in Middleton, / Mass" (handwritten)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
16 x 13 7/8 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott