Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1890-1990

GUSN

GUSN-285474

Description

Fragment of uncut wallpaper border from Middleton, Massachusetts. Flocked floral pattern with floral molding stripe. Block-printed in three browns, two greens, metallic copper, metallic blue with brown flocking on ochre ground. Paper is embossed with ribbed pattern (vertical in relation to pattern).

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
borders (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
flocking
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"16 1/2 yrds / 16 1/2 / 16 yrds" (Dealer or retailer notation)
"Mrs. Goldsmith - Marblehead. From auction in NH." (handwritten)
"Good Victorian Stripe + border [circled] from Middleton Mass"
"Mrs. Goldsmith - Marblehead Mass - DAR"
"1227" (pattern number)

Pattern No.

1227

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.437
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.438

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

22 1/2 x 21 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.439

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Flocked

Form

unused

Ground Color

Ochre

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Border

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

tulips
flowers
leaves
molding

Period/Style

Floral