Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1810-1820

GUSN

GUSN-286879

Description

Six fragments of wallpaper from South Wellfleet, Massachusetts. A stylized floral bouquet is centered on a background of small sprigs. A floral stripe runs vertically along right side of pattern. Block-printed in red and white on orange ground. Laid paper, partial sheets. Fragments D and E retain pieces of attached floral border (see 2001.281.507.2A-E)

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
stripes
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Mrs. Walter Gartner / South Wellfleet / Mass" (handwritten)
"#6. Wellfleet, Mass / (with border)" (handwritten)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.507.2A-E
Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.508
Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.509

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

8 1/2 x 21 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.507.1A-F

Places

Probably United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Orange

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Stylized flowers
bouquet
sprigs
floral stripe

Period/Style

Floral Stripe