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

Array
(
    [0] => wallpapers
    [1] => wove paper
    [2] => block printing (relief printing process)
    [3] => medallions (ornament areas)
)
Wallpaper

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