Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1840-1850

GUSN

GUSN-286671

Description

Two fragments of striped wallpaper from Sandwich, Massachusetts. A seaweed figure stripe alternates with an abstract stripe in this pattern. Block-printed in white, red, green and tan on gray ground. Green color is used at the paper or pattern edges and tan color is used in the paper or pattern center, creating color, as well as pattern, striping.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
stripes
Wallpaper

Inscription

"WATERHOUSE WALLINGINGS INC. / 400 BOYLSTON ST. BOSTON, MASS. / PATTERN NO. [SPACE] PRICE PER ROLL [SPACE] / FOR CUSTOM COLORS ADD $150 PER ROLL / MINIMUM CUSTOM ORDER 6 ROLLS" (Stamp used as owner identification. This paper is the original, not a reproduction for sale.)
"Early block" (Dorothy Waterhouse believed paper dated to 1820s.)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

9 1/4 x 13 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.488AB

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragments

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Ingrain

Decor Motif

seaweed
pin stripes
pin dots

Period/Style

Stripe