Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1780-1790

GUSN

GUSN-287460

Description

Fragments of a French wallpaper from New Hampshire. Neoclassical pattern featuring a cherub in front of a gazebo with festoons and sprays of roses. Block-printed in black, white, olive, red, and blue on gray ground. Wove paper, partial sheets. Fragment B includes a border fragment with a pattern of repeating arches or medallions printed in the same colors as the sidewall. Reproduced as "The Gazebo" by Waterhouse Wallhangings.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"A little abandoned home just beyond Hollis, N. H. -- 1700's" (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

15 x 12 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.533A-F

Places

France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Cherub
Roses
Festoon
Gazebo

Period/Style

NeoClassical