Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1810-1820

GUSN

GUSN-286880

Description

Wallpaper border fragments from South Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Flower and ribbon pattern. Pink and blue flowers are linked by ribbon festoons and bordered above and below by orange and yellow lines in a geometric pattern. Details of the border are not clear due to poor condition. Block-printed in orange, yellow, pink, and green varnish. White ground (now discolored) on handmade paper. Fragment D and E still attached to wallpaper (see 2001.281.507.1D-E).

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.507.1A-F
Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 1922.426B
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

5 x 2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.507.2A-E

Places

Possibly United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Varnished

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Border

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flowers
ribbon
geometric stripe

Period/Style

Floral