Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1790-1810

GUSN

GUSN-286709

Description

Two fragments of striped wallpaper from the Nye Homestead in Sandwich, Massachusetts. Undulating vine with leaves and berries alternates with geometric diamond stripe. Block-printed in white on gray ground. Wove paper, partial sheet. Reproduced by Waterhouse Wallhangings as "Nye Homestead" in the 1960s.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Under lathe + plaster" (handwritten)
"Nye / Homestead / Sandwich, Mass" (handwritten)
"Upstairs / First layer / Nye house / Sandwich"
"First paper on pine boards / Nye house / Sandwich" (handwritten)

Associated Building

Original To Nye Homestead, 2nd Floor Room

Related Items

Title Reproduction Wallpapers Accession Number 2001.281.759.1-.7
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1923.313

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

18 1/2 x 11 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.495AB

Places

Sandwich (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Probably United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Vines
diamonds
stripes
Foliate Vine
Berries

Period/Style

Stripe