Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1820-1830

GUSN

GUSN-285840

Description

Wallpaper border fragment. Dense foliage and a row of roses in full bloom above hanging row of rosebuds. Border pattern is printed over a floral sidewall pattern. The border pattern is block-printed in white and four shades of gray with red flocked overprinting in orange and red. The sidewall pattern is block-printed in white, gray, ochre and yellow on a light green ground. Laid paper; partial sheets. \n \n There is another fragment of this border design printed in greens and pinks over a sidewall pattern of floral medallions on wheat (see 1930.1622, Wallpaper in New England page 144-145). Thus, the border pattern was used over two distinct backgrounds, printed in two sets of colors, to match two different sidewall patterns.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
borders (ornament areas)
laid paper
block printing (relief printing process)
flocking
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Alma's Cousin" (handwritten)
"Border - Early 1800's" (Handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

9 7/8 x 25 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.456

Places

France

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 1930.1622

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Flocked

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Lt. Green

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Border

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

roses
rose buds

Period/Style

Floral