Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1887

GUSN

GUSN-285502

Description

Fragment of unused wallpaper from Nantucket, Massachusetts. Anglo-Japanese style pattern featuring stylized floral figures in boxes of varying sizes. Three primary figures: a yellow flowering plant on a blue background; a red flowering plant with drooping blooms on a dark olive background; and a four-leaf clover medallion radiating flower buds. Roller-printed in two browns, red, yellow, purple, pale blue and peach on olive ground. Marked "AWPMA. 8658, Double Roll" in selvedge.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Anglo-Japanese
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"From / Mrs. Alfred Hall / Nantucket" (handwritten)
"A.W.P.M.A. [in scroll logo] / 8658 DOUBLE ROLL" (printed)

Pattern No.

8658

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

18 x 19 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.442

Date

1880-1887 (Based on AWPMA logo)

Places

United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

Olive

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Flowering Plants
Four leaf clover
sprigs
b
buds

Period/Style

Anglo-Japanese