Scenic Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1820-1830

GUSN

GUSN-288335

Description

Fragment of a scenic wallpaper from Barre, Vermont. Fragment depicts a carved banister with thick foliage behind it. Block-printed in three browns, pale yellow, green and black on dark green ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Barre, Vt. / From house where / Lafayette stayed / overnight / Base of a scenic / (See Kate Sanborn Book)" (Handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

15 3/4 x 7 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.577

Places

France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Green

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Banister
Foliage

Period/Style

Scenic