Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1865-1875

GUSN

GUSN-286727

Description

Unused wallpaper fragment from Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. Embossed and gilded floral figures. Background floral vine pattern block-printed in light gray on off white ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
gilding
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"South Yarmouth 1845? / 25" (1845 and 25 are circled. 25 written in ball point pen.)
"Gold impressed / on white was / very popular in mid-19th century / for parlors. The / first gold used was real gold leaf --- / Note design in back ground" (Last line written in pencil.)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

16 1/2 x 13 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.498

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Design Technique

Gilt

Form

unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Sprigs
floral vine

Period/Style

Gilt Figure