Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1840-1850

GUSN

GUSN-287585

Description

Two unused fragments of arabesque floral wallpaper from the Governor Bradford house, Kingston, New Hampshire. Pattern of vertically repeating arabesque figures with delicate floral garlands. Block-printed in gold, black, mint green, blue, pink, red, ochre and orange on glazed pink ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
metallic pigment
arabesques
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Former Gov. Bradford home / French -- Dainty glazed design / Kingston, N. H." (handwritten)

Associated Building

Original To Governor Bradford House,

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

18 7/8 x 18 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.538AB

Places

Possibly France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Polished

Form

unused

Ground Color

Pink

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

arabesque
garlands

Period/Style

NeoClassical