Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1800-1810

GUSN

GUSN-287459

Description

Fragment of striped wallpaper from Hollis, New Hampshire. Stripe pattern has stylized stalk with leaves growing from either side, one side white, the other black. Between the stalks is an undulating line of white pin dots line that runs around and between black and white stylized flower heads. Block-printed in black and white on ungrounded, blue paper. Wove paper, partial sheets.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"# 7. Hollis, N. H. -- / Old house built in 1700's" (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

19 x 18 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.532

Places

United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Ingrain

Decor Motif

Leaves
Flowers
Pin Dots

Period/Style

Stripe