Wallpaper with attached border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1840-1850

GUSN

GUSN-286654

Description

Large fragment of wallpaper with attached border from Topsfield, Massachusetts. Scenery figure wallpaper with two alternating landscapes framing leafy trees. The first scene is of two men beside a river with a village and mountains in the background. The second scene is of three men, one with a rake, beside a large body of water with a mill, ships and cathedral in the background. Roller-printed in two greens, three browns, gray, orange, and blue on a rainbow ground of violet, pale yellow and blue-green. The paper's green flocked border remains attached along the upper edge of the wallpaper fragment. The border is block-printed with a green chain figure over the flocking.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
flocking
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper

Inscription

" From Stacey, Salem" (Topsfield note appears twice, once in pencil and again in ballpoint pen.)
"Topsfield / 1828" (handwritten)
"G101" (Waterhouse reference number?)

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

88 x 18 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.485

Places

France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Irise

Form

wall fragment

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Landscape
Trees
Villages
Water
Mill
Mountains

Period/Style

Scenery Figure