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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.
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
block printing (relief printing process)
"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.)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
16 1/2 x 13 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott