Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1890

GUSN

GUSN-288669

Description

Fragment of unused Anglo-Japanese floral wallpaper from Portland, Maine. Asymmetrical pattern of flowers among a patchwork of geometric and naturalistic patterns. Flowers include stylized tulips and bleeding hearts. Patterns include Greek key, honeycomb, and diamonds. Paper is embossed with a pebble texture and roller-printed in black, maroon, orange, yellow, pale blue and metallic gold on olive ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
Anglo-Japanese
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Miss Marion Merrill / Portland" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

34 1/4 x 15 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.604

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

Olive

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Stylized flowers
greek key
honeycomb
diamonds
bleeding hearts

Period/Style

Anglo-Japanese
Floral