Wallpaper border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1790-1820

GUSN

GUSN-288334

Description

Wallpaper border fragment from the Brown House, Providence, Rhode Island. Wide border printed to imitate architectural molding featuring trophy figures encircled by grape vines. Block-printed in brown, beige, tan, gray, white and fuchsia on pink ground. Reproduced by Waterhouse Wallhangings.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
borders (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
Neoclassical
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Original / from third floor / of Browne house / Providence, R. I." (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To John Nicholas Brown House (Providence, R. I.), 3rd Floor Room

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

10 3/4 x 22 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.576

Places

Probably France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Pink

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Border

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Trophy
Grape Vines
Architectural Molding
Flowers

Period/Style

NeoClassical