Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1885-1895

GUSN

GUSN-288251

Description

Two fragments of striped wallpaper from Newfields, New Hampshire. Pattern imitates a striped textile. Multi-color chevron stripes alternate with stripes with highly stylized floral figures and panels similar to Persian patterns. Roller-printed in light blue, red, yellow, light green and tan on navy blue ground. Pigments are loose and powdery. Pattern printed on paper lightly embossed with a small, all-over scroll pattern.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
stripes
Persian styles
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Paper found in a 200 year old / house in Newfield N.H. / now owned by the owners of Country Decorators / Exeter N. H. / (Francis ______?) / paper had been hung in early 1900's / (possibly about 1920-1930) / original owners of house - SHUTE / later occupied by a Rev. Broadhead / whose daughter married a Rev. Pike who / eventually sold to a family of Locke / from whom present owners purchased / house." (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.561AB

Places

Probably United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Blue

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Persian
Stripes
Chevron

Period/Style

Imitation textile
Stripe