Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1875-1885

GUSN

GUSN-286507

Description

Wallpaper fragment from Reading, Massachusetts. Ogee pattern of repeating lozenges framing snowflake-like figures. The horizontal striping and broken lines in the pattern give the impression of a woven textile. Roller-printed in dark brown, metallic gold and white on beige ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
metallic pigment
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Reading, Mass / From Natalie Cahill" (handwritten)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper attached to wallboard Accession Number 2001.281.1204

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

13 x 13 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.479

Places

Reading (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Beige

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

ogee
snowflake figure
horizontal striping
immitation textile

Period/Style

Diaper Pattern