Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1800-1810

GUSN

GUSN-286087

Description

Five narrow strips of wallpaper from Norwell, Massachusetts. Geometric stripe pattern. A central column of small black diamonds is flanked on both sides by vine stripes in red on a pink background, vine stripes in black, then columns of diamonds and dots. Block-printed in black and red on light blue ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wove paper
block printing (relief printing process)
stripes
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)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

1/2 x 14 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.469A-E

Places

Probably United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Lt. Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

diamond
dot
vine

Period/Style

Geometric
Stripe