Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1815-1825

GUSN

GUSN-288516

Description

Fragment of medallion wallpaper from McLellan House, Gorham, Maine. Foliate medallions composed of inner pinwheel of white leaf-like figures and an outer pinwheel of green stems with leaves. Small sprigs of stylized flowers, also in green, surround each medallion. Block-printed in white and green on ungrounded, salmon-colored paper. Wove paper, partial sheets. Fragment is affixed to paperboard.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wove paper
block printing (relief printing process)
medallions (ornament areas)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"First paper used in / First brick house built in Maine / McLellan House in Gorham, Me (next to college)" (Handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

20 1/2 x 18 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.590

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Ingrain

Decor Motif

Folaite
Medallions
Sprigs

Period/Style

Medallion