Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1845-1860

GUSN

GUSN-285535

Description

Wallpaper fragment from the Trefrey House in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Diamond shaped coffer pattern with blue centers and bead molding. Diamonds are given a three-dimensional appearance with the use of light and shadow. Roller-printed in tan, brown, blue and off-white on gray ground.\n

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
coffers (ceiling components)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"From 3rd floor room / Trefrey house built 1774 / 33 Federal St / Newbury port Mass / (Newburyport)" (written in red ink then overwritten in blue)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

3rd Floor Room

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

21 x 9 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.445

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.418

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

diamonds
beads
coffer
molding
three dimensional

Period/Style

Masonry