Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1800-1810

GUSN

GUSN-286033

Description

Five fragments of wallpaper from Norwell, Massachusetts. Block-printed teardrop and tassle pattern. Groups of five green and black teardrop-shaped figures with white floral hanging tassels repeat across a light blue ground in off-set rows. Block-printed in green, black and white on blue ground. Laid paper, partial sheets. Fragments D and E are attached to Ribbon and Bow pattern border fragments (2001.281.468.2A-E).

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
laid paper
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Original wall / paper found under / door frame in / Md. Clark's living Rm." (Small collection of wallpaper from the Clark house had been mounted on cardboard and held in place with milar held by scotch tape. Notes penciled in beside wallpaper fragments.)
"Mrs. Clifford Waterhouse thinks these are 1750" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

3 3/4 x 5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.468.1A-E

Places

Probably United States

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.468.2A-E

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Lt. Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

teardrops
tassels