Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1800-1810

GUSN

GUSN-285523

Description

Two fragments of diamond patterned wallpaper from Nantucket, Massachusetts. Black lines flanked by dots intersect to form a diamond pattern. Black and white rosettes alternate with white feathery sprig figures printed where lines intersect. Block-printed in black and white on ungrounded blue paper. Handmade wove paper, partial sheets. Second of four layers from same location.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wove paper
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"1720" (Waterhouse attributed an early (incorrect) date to this paper. )

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

9 x 15 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.318.2AB

Places

United States

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Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragments

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Ingrain

Decor Motif

diamonds
dots
rosettes
feathers
foliate sprig

Period/Style

Diaper Pattern