Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1825-1835

GUSN

GUSN-286728

Description

Three fragments of wallpaper from South Yarmouth, Massachusetts. Medallion and leaf pattern on rainbow ground. Central row or stripe of medallion figures circled by stylized flowers and scrolls. Many elements of the medallion are highlighted by diagonal striping. Medallions are flanked on both sides by leaves. Block-printed in brown and ochre on purple and blue-green rainbow ground. Laid paper, partial sheets.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
laid paper
block printing (relief printing process)
medallions (ornament areas)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"So Yarmouth" (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

18 1/2 x 25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.499A-C

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Irise

Form

wall fragment

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Stylized flowers
scrolls
striping
leaves

Period/Style

Medallion