Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1860-1870

GUSN

GUSN-288391

Description

Fragment of striped wallpaper from the study of the Governor's Mansion, Augusta, Maine. Central stripe features eight-pointed star figure flanked by sold colored stripes, then wide stripes in the ground color with a centered stylized vine. Paper is embossed with a fine ribbed texture. Roller-printed in metallic copper, red, tan, brown and blue-green on light beige ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
stripes
Wallpaper

Inscription

"In study of / James G. Blaine Museum / Augusta Maine / Governor's Mansion" (handwritten)

Related Items

Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.587

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

9 1/2 x 17 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.586

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Beige

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

8-pointed stars
stripes
stylized vine

Period/Style

Stripe