Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1850-1860

GUSN

GUSN-286716

Description

Trellis and medallion patterned wallpaper removed from the 1850 addition of the Nye House in Sandwich, Massachusetts. Fragment A remains affixed to the back of two later layers of wallpaper. Roller-printed in gray, white, olive and maroon on a light gray ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"From Nye Home / Sandwich Mass - / These papers were found in part of house / which was addition (circa 1850) --- Papers are later - / The Nye house was built with / first 2 over 2 rooms probably - / circa 1687" (handwritten)
"First paper in / addition to old house. / Nye home / Sandwich / Original 1687 / Addition 1850" (handwritten)

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Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.496.2A-C
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Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

27 1/2 x 22 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.496.1A-F

Places

Probably United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

trellis
medallion
quatrefoil
greek key

Period/Style

Medallion