Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1860-1870

GUSN

GUSN-286717

Description

Foliate pattern wallpaper removed from the 1850 addition to the Nye House in Sandwich, Massachusetts. Second layer of three layer sample. Fragment A remains affixed between earlier and later layers. Roller-printed pink, yellow, cream, tan, brown, green and metallic gold on an off-white ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
metallic pigment
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)
"Second paper on / addition (1850) to old house / Nye home / Sandwich" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.496.2A-C

Places

Probably United States

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.496.1A-F
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.496.3

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

wall fragment.

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

leaves

Period/Style

Foliate