Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1760-1780

GUSN

GUSN-287072

Description

Floral trail and stripe wallpaper from the Captain John Kendrick House, Wareham, Massachusetts. First layer of paper from the north room on the second floor, removed during mid-1970s restoration. A black floral vine with gray-green blooms undulates across regularly placed floral stripes. The floral stripes alternate from black stems with white flowers to white stems with black flowers. The gray-green of the flowers appears to be stenciled on the pink ground with the rest of the pattern block-printed over both in white and black . Laid paper, partial sheets. English excise tax stamp on verso (Fragment H).

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"[English Excise Stamp] / PAPER / J" (See object file for photographs, correspondence, etc.)

Associated Building

Original To Captain John Kendrick House, 2nd Floor Room

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.518.2A-F
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Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.518.2A-F
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.776.1-.2

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

20 1/4 x 9 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.518.1A-I

Places

Wareham (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)
England (United Kingdom) [country]

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Stenciled

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Pink

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Floral vines
flowers
stripes

Period/Style

Floral Trail