Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1845-1850

GUSN

GUSN-286957

Description

Two fragments of Rococo Revival wallpaper from Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Floral sprigs in a framework of asymmetrical foliate scrollwork. Block-printed in gray, green and either red or yellow on white ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
Rococo Revival
Wallpaper

Inscription

"From Eldred Homestead built circa 1790 / From Mrs. Johnson / Quissett Rd. / Woods Hole, Mass" (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

39 x 6 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.515.1AB

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

sprigs
strapwork
scrolls

Period/Style

Rococo Revival