Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1825-1830

GUSN

GUSN-287092

Description

Wallpaper fragments from the Captain John Kendrick House, Wareham, Massachusetts. Second layer of paper from north room on second floor, removed during mid-1970s restoration. All-over floral pattern block-printed in yellow and blue-gray on blue ground. Wove paper, partial sheets.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"TOP / SECOND FLOOR / NORTH ROOM #15" (Top refers to orientation of pattern.)
"TOP / For [?] of Design / that bled on to back / of blue paper / from below" (Imprint of the first layer of paper is visible on the back of the second layer.)

Associated Building

Original To Captain John Kendrick House, 2nd Floor Room

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.518.1A-I
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.519A-L

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

37 x 9 5/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.518.2A-F

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Flowers

Period/Style

Floral