Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-288599

Description

Unused fragment of gilt-figured wallpaper from Portland, Maine. Embossed and gilded octagonal medallions on pale yellow ground. See Inscriptions.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
gilding
medallions (ornament areas)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"461" (Pattern number?)
"wxgi\\wpmn" (wxgi written on top of double lines over wpmn. Unknown meaning. Written with quill tip pen.)
"Merrill / Portland Me" (handwritten)

Pattern No.

461

Associated Person

Merrill, Marion
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

18 1/4 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.599

Places

Portland (Cumberland county, Maine)

Wallpaper Details

Design Technique

Gilt

Form

unused

Ground Color

Lt. Yellow

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

medallions
Fleur de lis

Period/Style

Gilt Figure