Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1850-1860

GUSN

GUSN-285998

Description

Fragment of Renaissance Revival style stripe wallpaper from the North Reading Library, Massachusetts. Large-scale cartouche with scrolls, strapwork and beads frame floral bouquet. Central cartouche element is flanked on both sides by partial stripes in the same style. Block-printed in red and white on ungrounded paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"No Reading / Library" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

25 x 21 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.466

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Cartouche
beads
strapwork
scrolls
flowers

Period/Style

Renaissance Revival
Stripe