Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1850-1860

GUSN

GUSN-285485

Description

Three unused fragments of Renaissance Revival style wallpaper from the Eliab Deane House in Middleboro, Maine. Wide stripes composed of Renaissance Revival elements including strapwork, scrolls, floral festoons, hanging beads, and medallions. The design of the stripes takes after ferronerie (French ironwork) elements popular in some Renaissance Revival stair hall papers. Block-printed in cream, tan, brown and maroon on white polished ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"From Mrs. Hixson [?] Sharon / From Eliab Dean house - 1812 / Thompson St. Middleboro" (handwritten)

Related Items

Title Pencil Sketch of the Eliab Deane House Accession Number 2001.281.440.2
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.440.1D

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

16 1/2 x 19 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.440.1A-C

Places

Possibly France
Possibly 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

strapwork
floral festoons
garlands
scolls
beads
hanging finials

Period/Style

Renaissance Revival