Book Cover

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1780

GUSN

GUSN-286668

Description

Fragment of wallpaper used to cover a book from Sandwich, Massachusetts. French floral pattern block-printed with bouquets, fruit, and exotic birds on a background of pin dots.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Fragment of wall paper / used to cover a school book / in Sandwich, Mass - / Note pin dotting in background all over / Indicates a more expensive paper / probably French." (handwritten)
"A / A" (Original owner's graffiti ? Pen and ink.)
"Dodge" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

14 x 8 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.487

Places

France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

book cover

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Flowers
Fruit
Birds
pin dots

Period/Style

Floral