Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1850-1860

GUSN

GUSN-288582

Description

Fragment of unused floral stripe wallpaper from Kennebunk, Maine. Pattern of alternating wide and narrow stripes with leafy vines. A large white vine with tropical, serrated leaves grows over a wide stripe of gray with dark gray horizontally striped ribbon edges. Floral sprays in gold and gray accent each leaf. The narrow stripe is dark gray. A vine with varrigated leaves and flower buds grows over it. The narrow stripe is edged with lozenge-figure ribbons. White polished ground block-printed in two grays and metallic gold.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
metallic pigment
stripes
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Metcalf / Kennebunk Me / Parlor" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To Parlor

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.598

Places

United States

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.626

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Polished

Form

unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Vines
Foliate
Leaves
Floral Sprays
Ribbon
Stripes

Period/Style

Floral Stripe