Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1890

GUSN

GUSN-286718

Description

Fragment of floral wallpaper with liquid mica stripe removed from the 1850 addition to the Nye House in Sandwich, Massachusetts. Fragment is uppermost layer of three layers of wallpaper. Roller-printed in pale yellow, ochre, two grays, white, metallic gold and liquid mica on light gray ground. Paper affixed to the wall with selvedge printing visible. Pattern number 1216. Produced by Janeway & Carpender.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
mica (white pigment)
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)
"JANEWAY & CARPENDER NEW BRUNSWICK. PHILA. & CHIC. / 9 1216 E" (printed)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Janeway & Carpender (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

North America

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.496.3

Date

1890 (January 1, 1890)

Places

North America (North and Central America) [general region]

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Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.496.1A-F
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.496.2A-C

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flowers
Leaves
stripes

Period/Style

Floral
Stripe