Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1875-1885

GUSN

GUSN-285505

Description

Unused floral wallpaper fragment from Nantucket, Massachusetts. Allover floral sprig pattern of daisies, ferns, clover and twigs. Roller-printed in white, pink, pale yellow, ochre, red, maroon and olive on cream ground with liquid mica wash. Marked "Wm H. Mairs Co. / 2 Rolls / 1831" in selvedge.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
mica (white pigment)
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Mrs. Alfred Hall / Nantucket / One of the beautiful / early houses" (handwritten)
"Wm H. MAIRS & Co. / 2. Rolls / 1831" (printed)

Pattern No.

1831

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.443

Places

United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

Cream

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

daisies
ferns
clover
twigs

Period/Style

Floral