Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1811-1817

GUSN

GUSN-286959

Description

Fragment of damask-style wallpaper from the Salisbury Mansion, Worcester, Massachusetts. Foliate and grain stalk damask. The central design element is a large "U" or lyre-shaped foliate and scroll figure. Grain stalks, or possibly hops flowers, rise from the top of the figure and dangling from its scrolling arms. Figures are block-printed in white and green, background in blue with dark gray pindots. Paper is either ungrounded or grounded in white. Laid paper, partial sheets. Reproduced by Waterhouse Wallhangings as "Salisbury Mansion Middle Chamber Sidewall."

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"1st layer" (handwritten)

Associated Building

Original To Salisbury Mansion,

Maker

Probably Moses Grant, Jr. & Co. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

36 x 5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.516

Places

Probably United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

foliate
scrolls
pin dots
grain stocks
hops flowers

Period/Style

Damask