Honeybee Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1881

GUSN

GUSN-288563

Description

Fragment of "Honeybee" wallpaper, designed by Candace Wheeler in 1881, from a house in Bath, Maine. In the pattern honeybees fly among circling floral vines on a background pattern of honeycomb. Block-printed in metallic gold, metallic silver, nude, tan, brown, yellow on light blue ground. The paper is embossed with a woven texture.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
block printing (relief printing process)
metallic pigment
Aesthetic Movement
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Trott / 173 Brown St / Providence / From old / house in / Maine" (Second entry is written in ballpoint pen.)
"Mrs. Trott / Bath, Me" (handwritten)

Pattern

Honeybee

Associated Person

Trott, Mrs.
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Wheeler, Candace (Designer)

Dimensions

33 x 14 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.594

Date

1881 (Design date.)

Places

Bath (Sagadahoc county, Maine)
United States

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.595AB
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.596A-E
Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.597

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Lt. Blue

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

bees
flowering vines
woven texture

Period/Style

Aesthetic