Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1860-1870

GUSN

GUSN-288603

Description

Unused gilt-figured wallpaper from Portland, Maine that forms the end of a roll. The design encorporates two repeating rows of embossed and gilded naturalistic floral sprigs: one row of alternating large and medium size sprigs and one row of small sprigs. Direction of all sprigs alternates. Gold leaf and embossing on light cream ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
gilding
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Bay Window Room" (Not in Dorothy Waterhouse's handwriting. [RCN describes this as 1860s handwritting.])
"Marion Merrill / Portland Me" (Dorothy Waterhouse's handwriting.)
"240014" (Second 0 is horizontally oriented, rather than vertical.)

Associated Building

Original To

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

38 1/4 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.600

Wallpaper Details

Design Technique

Gilt

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Cream

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Naturalistic Floral
Sprigs

Period/Style

Gilt Figure