Wallpaper with attached border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1795-1810

GUSN

GUSN-288258

Description

One long wallpaper fragment, now in two parts, of a floral vine and stripe pattern from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The paper is block-printed in black, green and pink on white ground. Laid paper, partial sheets. Fragment (A) retains a deteriorated fragment of the paper's floral border block-printed in blue, pink, red, white and green varnish on ungrounded paper. The wallpaper may be original to the Walsh House (circa 1796) now part of Strawberry Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
stripes
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Strawbery Banke / Walsh House?" (Written on back of large envelop addressed to Waterhouse Wallhangings, 38 Wareham Street, Boston. No return address. Bulk rage postage.)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.564
Title Drawing of a wallpaper pattern Accession Number 2001.281.565.2

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

80 x 3 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.565.1AB

Places

Possibly Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Stylized flowers
Vines
Stripes

Period/Style

Floral Stripe