Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1893

GUSN

GUSN-286807

Description

Fragment of floral wallpaper from Uxbridge, Massachusetts. Roller-printed, large-scale floral and scroll pattern reminiscent of Neo-classical designs. Marked "Design Patented October 24, 1893." Stamped on verso with M.M. Birge & Sons trademark logo and pattern number 2218 AF.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Design Patented October 24, 1893" (printed)
"Mrs. Wheelcok / Uxbridge Mass" (handwritten)
"[text missing] DESIGN / 2218 AF / TRADE MARK M. M. BIRGE & SONS [Logo stamp, text appears inside image of wax seal with ribbon, buffalo in center] (Stamped logo)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Birge (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Buffalo, New York, United States

Dimensions

32 x 21 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.504

Date

1893 (patent date)

Places

New York state (United States)
United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Flowers
Leaves
Branches
Vines
scrolls
beads

Period/Style

NeoClassical