Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1885-1895

GUSN

GUSN-288337

Description

This paper is decorated with a simple, repeating pattern of foliate wreaths framing a quatrefoil flower. The wreaths are encircled by decorative lines embellished with dots and curls. The lines form squares framing quatrefoils. Roller-printed in green and red on white or pale yellow ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
medallions (ornament areas)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Dear Dorothy - / This came / from a 1791 Farm House / in Bethel VT - under / layers of other papers. / I thought you might / be interested -- / Mag. Foote" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

15 x 8 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.579

Places

Probably United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Quatrefoil
dots
foliate
wreaths
Medallions

Period/Style

Medallion