Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1810-1825

GUSN

GUSN-286934

Description

Wallpaper fragment with geometric pattern from West Yarmouth, Massachusetts. Alternating, stencil-like rosette figures form an overall geometric pattern resembling a tile mosaic. Block-printed in blue and white on ungrounded, pink paper. Wove paper, partial sheets. Lathe marks, from a later wall addition, stripe the paper's surface. Wallpaper fragment affixed to paperboard.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Moved to Bass River by Prescott / Wilde / House originally / a cobbler's shop / on what is now / Rt. 28 W. Yarmouth" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

13 1/4 x 16 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.513

Places

United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

rosettes
stylized flowers
medallions
pin dots
vine

Period/Style

Tile
Geometric