Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1890-1910

GUSN

GUSN-287238

Description

Fragment of wallpaper from Cornish, New Hampshire. Diamond-figure half-drop pattern of stylized floral elements framed by foliate lattice. The design is overprinted with striated lines to imitate a woven surface. Roller-printed in black, ochre, maroon, olive, light green, brown and pink on pale yellow ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Ans. / From house in Cornish, N.H. (1782) / Sent me by Mrs. Herbert P. Reed - / 868 Grassy Hillside / Orange, Conn. 06477" ("Ans." (Answer?) is written in blue ball point pen, the rest in red.)

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

49 1/2 x 17 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.527

Places

Probably United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Yellow

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

diamonds
Persian

Period/Style

Imitation textile