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)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.455.1

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.455.2

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