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 Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To Captain John Kendrick House, 2nd Floor Room

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

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]

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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