Trunk Lining

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1800-1810

GUSN

GUSN-286095

Description

Fragment of wallpaper used to line a trunk. Printed with a geometric diamond pattern. Diamond-shaped figures, consisting of a chevron of black hatchmarks that float over a diamond of white hatchmarks, repeat to form an allover geometric pattern. Block-printed in black and white on pink ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wove paper
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Original wallpaper / fr. lined trunk." (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)
"This may be earlier (1750)?" (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

3 1/2 x 6 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.470

Places

Probably United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

trunk lining

Ground Color

Pink

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

diamonds
chevrons
hatchmarks

Period/Style

Geometric