Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1820-1830

GUSN

GUSN-288513

Description

Fragment of diaper-patterned wallpaper from Cornish, Maine. Diamond pattern formed by striated white lines and white and gray circles, give the impression of architectural molding. Each diamond frames a quatrefoil figure. Block-printed in white and two grays on light gray ground. Wove paper with visible rag fibers, partial sheets.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wove paper
block printing (relief printing process)
diaper patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"B6 [circled] / Cornish, Maine" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

16 1/2 x 21 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.589

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

diamonds
quatrefoil

Period/Style

Diaper Pattern