Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1795-1810

GUSN

GUSN-286887

Description

Small fragment of floral wallpaper border. Flower and ribbon border fragment very similar to, and found with, 2001.281.507.2A-E. Pink flowers linked by ribbon and bead garlands. Stripes with geometric pattern above and below the floral design. Block-printed in green (appears brown), blue, pink, red, white on light blue ground. Green areas were varnished. The border appears to be the same as 1922.426 (see Wallpaper in New England page 90, Figure 20.2). Imprinted on the back with what appears to be a geometric floral design block-printed in green and black on white ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 1922.426B
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.507.1A-F
Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.507.2A-E
Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.509

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

2 x 3 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.508

Places

Probably United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Varnished

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Lt. Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Border

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Flowers
beads
ribbon
geometric stripes

Period/Style

Floral