Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1825-1835

GUSN

GUSN-285556

Description

Three fragments of stairhall wallpaper from Newburyport, Massachusetts. Octagon and square coffer pattern block-printed in blue on rainbow ground. The octagons and squares frame foliate medallion figures block-printed in alternating rows of orange and brown. The rainbow ground is yellow, blue and cream with the orange medallions printed over yellow ground areas and the brown medallions over the cream ground areas. Wove paper, partial sheets.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wove paper
block printing (relief printing process)
coffers (ceiling components)
rainbow papers
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Newbury / under stairs - 33 Federal St. / Mrs. Iram" (handwritten)
"From / 1729 house in / Newburyport Mass / Being restored in 1971 by / Mrs. + Mr. Stephen Boalter [Bolter] / 33 Federal St - " (handwritten)
"

Associated Building

Original To Front Hall

Related Items

Title Fireboard Paper Accession Number 2001.281.447A-D

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

15 7/8 x 24 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.446A-C

Places

United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Irise

Form

wall fragment

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

coffer
foliate
medallions
octagon
square

Period/Style

Masonry
Rainbow