Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1845-1850

GUSN

GUSN-285829

Description

Fragment of Renaissance Revival syle wallpaper from North Brookfield, Massachusetts. Large cartouche or medallion-like figures printed in gray framed by brightly colored floral sprays. Block-printed in two grays, green, brown, two blues and red on white ground. Attached floral border (see 2001.281.455.2) with flocking. Small remnants of an 1870-1880s floral wallpaper applied over this wallpaper are visible in a few areas.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
Renaissance Revival
Wallpaper

Inscription

"1849 / From Dorothy Rand / No. Brookfield - (see files)" (handwritten)
"Dorothy Rand / No. Brookfield Mass / 1849" (handwritten)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.455.2

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

37 1/4 x 18 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.455.1

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Flowers
Spray
medallion
scrolls
cartouche

Period/Style

Renaissance Revival