Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1845-1865

GUSN

GUSN-285363

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"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)

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

16 x 13 7/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.433

Places

United States

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

bouquets
flowers
vines
scrolls
ribbon
butterfly

Period/Style

Floral