Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1800-1810

GUSN

GUSN-285879

Description

Three fragments of striped wallpaper from North Eastham, Massachusetts. Blue stripes with blue dots applied over orange ground. Stripes of orange ground are printed with white dots. Wove paper, partial sheets.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wove paper
stripes
Wallpaper

Inscription

"... a sample of the old paper I found in the downstairs front bedroom... The old was applied directly on a skim coat of something like plaster on the wide vertical exterior side boards of my three-quarter, bow-roof house here in Eastham. To find this paper, I removed many other layers of wallpaper, then plaster and lath -- in that order..." (Excerpt from letter from Mrs. Mace to Dorothy Waterhouse)

Associated Building

Original To 1st Floor Room

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

21 x 12 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.460A-C

Wallpaper Details

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Orange

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

stripes
dots

Period/Style

Stripe