Book Cover

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1820-1830

GUSN

GUSN-288530

Description

Wallpaper used as a book cover or document folder from Fryeburg, Maine. Wallpaper pattern of floral medallions on wheat background. Two floral sprays, one of poppies and the other of cornflowers, are vibrantly and naturalistically block-printed in shades of orange, blue, green, yellow and brown. The background pattern of wheat is block-printed in white and gray. The ground is pale green on handmade paper, partial sheets. The wallpaper is lined with an unbleached, laid paper with visible pulp fibers.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
medallions (ornament areas)
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"G. B. B. / J. S. B." (Very small script.)
"From home of / Mrs. Kenneth Stedman / Fryebert, Maine / Given me by Alice Badger" (Last line written in ballpoint pen.)
"From / Old house in / Fryebert, Me / Paper still on the wall in 1965" (handwritten)

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Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

18 1/4 x 26 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.593

Places

France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

book cover or document folder

Ground Color

Lt. Green

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Wheat
Poppies
Cornflowers
Medallions

Period/Style

Medallion
Floral