Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1865-1875

GUSN

GUSN-287647

Description

Small, unused fragment of gilt-figured wallpaper from the Governor Bradford house, Kingston, New Hampshire. Delicately detailed medallion and quatrefoil figures joined to form vertical stripes. Figures include Neoclassical elements such as foliate scrolls, floral swags, beads and trifoils. Embossed and gilded with gold leaf on beige ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
gilding
embossed wall coverings
Neoclassical
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Gov Bradford home --- / Kingston N. H." (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To Governor Bradford House,

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Germany

Dimensions

11 1/4 x 8 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.542

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Design Technique

Gilt

Form

unused

Ground Color

Beige

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

medallions
quatrefoil

Period/Style

Gilt Figure