Wallpaper or Printed Decorative Paper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1870-1880

GUSN

GUSN-288604

Description

Fragment of unused paper from Portland, Maine. Asymmetrical pattern of holly sprigs with berries roller-printed in two greens, black, liquid mica and red on a polished, light cream-colored ground. This was probably a decorative paper rather than a wallpaper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
mica (white pigment)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Merrill / Portland" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.601

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

Cream

Type

Machine Made

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Holly Sprigs

Period/Style

Foliate