Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1840-1850

GUSN

GUSN-288257

Description

Wallpaper fragment from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Pattern imitating marble blocks separated by a leaf and berry vine border. Block-printed in red and green on ungrounded paper. Paper may be handmade. A strip of cotton fabric affixed between two layers of the wallpaper, presumably to smooth the appearance of a wall seam.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Mrs. Mutchmore [?] / 4 Washington" (Difficult to read.)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper with attached border Accession Number 2001.281.565.1AB

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

14 x 13 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.564

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Marble
Masonry
foliate

Period/Style

Marble