Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1815-1820

GUSN

GUSN-285524

Description

Two fragments of wallpaper from Nantucket, Massachusetts. Lozenge and rosette stripe pattern. Pink and red oval lozenge figures alternate with round rosettes to form vertical stripes. A floral pattern in ochre, now barely visible, is printed between the stripes. Block-printed in pink, red and ochre on orange ground. Handmade, wove paper with high blue fiber content. Partial sheets. Layer three of four from same location.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wove paper
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Nantucket 1835 / 3rd paper from bottom / see pattern on back of top page" (handwritten)
"3rd from bottom / Nantucket" (handwritten)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.318.4
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.318.1
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.318.2AB

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

17 x 22 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.318.3AB

Places

United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Orange

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

rosette
lozenge
medallion
floral
geometric
stripes

Period/Style

Medallion
Stripe