Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1810-1820

GUSN

GUSN-286301

Description

Two fragments of wallpaper from Plymouth, Massachusetts. Pattern of medallions resembling stylized flowers over stripes. Small, scallope-edged medallions with green, radiating foliate figures and red dots at their centers. The medallions, perhaps originally white or light blue, repeat in rows over a red stripe. The ground may have originally been light gray. Block-printed, laid paper, partial sheets.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
laid paper
block printing (relief printing process)
stripes
Wallpaper

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

6 3/4 x 13 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.473AB

Places

Probably United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

medallion
dots
stripes
foliate
flowers

Period/Style

Medallion
Stripe