Wallpaper18

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1860-1870

GUSN

GUSN-288389

Description

Two fragments of gilt-figured wallpaper from Auburn, Maine. Small oval figures topped with leaves and encircling a single flower on stylized stem and leaf. Embossed figures gilded with gold leaf on gray ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
gold leaf
embossed wall coverings
gilding
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Mrs. Wm. Greenleaf / 28 Hollis St. Auburn Me. / Could be a repro?" ((Not a Repro))

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

9 x 19 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.585AB

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Design Technique

Gilt

Form

unused

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Stylized flower

Period/Style

Gilt Figure